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Liza Featherstone on Walmart’s efforts to “empower” women, Collier Meyerson on the inconvenient truth behind Waiting for “Superman” and Henri Picciotto on censorship by the Jewish Federations of North America

Paolo M.C. Cravero on Berlusconi and Amanda Knox, Ala’a Shehabi on medics in Bahrain and Josh Eidelson on revisionist textbooks

Ari Berman on the GOP voting laws, Robert Gangi on NYPD drug arrests, Alia Malek on the Irvine 11 and Peter Rothberg on Wangari Maathai

Richard Kim on the hikers released by Iran, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy Wall Street, Josh Eidelson on the fight For women priests

What happened that has led to the conservatives' dominance in the political debate in the country at a time crisis? What happened to the political left?

Jake Blumgart on Atlantic City’s casino workers, and the Nation editors on The Nation’s Sidney Award

Kevin Gosztola on Cablegate’s newest revelations, Liliana Segura on Rick Perry’s executions and Richard Kim on Ahmadinejad’s plans to release the jailed American hikers

John Nichols on taxing Wall Street, Mike Elk on a win against the megabanks and Katelyn Belyus on subscribing to The Nation while incarcerated

George Zornik on the Keystone XL pipeline, Natasja Sheriff on the link between climate change and conflict and John Nichols on Dick Cheney’s new memoir

Sarah Jaffe on the Verizon strike, Tom Hayden on AFL-CIO’s condemnation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Britney Wilson on a welcome change in the prisons

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