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Prison-based gerrymandering; a college journalist's big scoop about Bill Clinton; our day in court

GOOD MEDICINE: "When you're face to face with a patient, you
can't worry about the fact that they can't pay," says Dr.

The Nation's Chris Hayes and National Review's Reihan Salam debate whether the US is now a socialist nation...and whether that is a good thing.

The latest political sex scandal isn't a scandal at all but a circumstance as old and common as time.

The Nation and the NAACP; democracy derailed in Honduras; Sotomayor and Ricci

Sebastian Jones on healthcare reform, Nisa Qazi on refugees in Pakistan, John Nichols on NOW's Kim Gandy

John Nichols on antiwar Democrats, Corbin Hiar on Greenland and global warming, The Nation Associates on Ning

An oil giant settles in human rights lawsuit; Virginia's Mr. Anonymous wins primary; American reporters convicted in North Korea; Doris Shaffer remembered.

Voting rights for Kuwaiti women; Steve Earle's tribute to Townes Van Zandt; remembering Amos Elon

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel debates Joe Scarborough on the tenets of conservatism and the legacy of Ronald Reagan.

Blogs

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

November 11, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014

Last night was not much more than a flailing, inchoate protest vote against the status quo.

November 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Don’t despair that a stalwart New Deal liberal is retiring; celebrate the arrival of a new generation of populist movements and the ascendant wing of the Democratic Party.

September 24, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.

June 24, 2014

The Nation’s editor celebrated the recent successes of the Affordable Care Act in a roundtable on ABC’s This Week.

February 18, 2014

Like Sisyphus, each generation of Democrats is forced to prove to pundits that finally, this time, they've really truly nominated a “moderate.” They’re always doomed to futility.

October 2, 2013

Are the people who predict catastrophies and disasters—and are dissenters in the press—marginalized, even after they predict outcomes?

June 4, 2013