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John Nichols on Paul Ryan, Barry Schwabsky on Ai Weiwei and George Zornick on a budget cut for the EPA

What's the best protest song you know? Plus, George Zornick on the lack of safety regulation for offshore drilling, one year after the BP spill.

Kate Murphy reports on where your taxes really go; Adam Federman asks how green natural gas really is.

John Nichols on JoAnne Kloppenburg's narrow win in Wisconsin; various contributors on Manning Marable

Roane Carey on The Nation’s victory against warrantless wiretapping, John Nichols on Wisconsin’s William Cronon and Riddhi Shah on India and Pakistan’s “cricket diplomacy.”

Ari Berman on the firing of Northwestern journalism professor David Protess, Doug Henwood on Robert Fitch and John Nichols on Michigan's “emergency financial managers.”

John Nichols on the smear campaign against NPR, Kate Murphy on fairly taxing the richest Americans and Molly O'Toole on southern Arizona's  movement for secession—from Arizona

Christopher Hayes on oil speculators, Kate Murphy on the pay gap

Carmel DeAmicis on pizzas for protesters, Molly O'Toole on solidarity rallies and Judith Friedlander on Hungary's crackdown on media


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

Our sticky, rickety ability to govern forces us to incessantly choose policy choices from the bad/dumb end of the solution continuum.

December 13, 2012

Could dark money groups help Romney overcome the Obama campaign’s “ground game” advantage? 

October 29, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012