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Without turning into sentimental left-wing pageantry, Kushner’s new play illuminates radicalism and makes art of sectarian dreams and failures.

Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom

Since the ’70s, liberals and leftists have misidentified the source of conservatism’s appeal.

Maya Soetero-Ng

Like her brother, President Obama, Soetoro-Ng wants to revamp school systems and broaden test-focused curriculums.

Gather some friends, pick a tax dodger and get on the street!

The former senator talks about money and politics, connecting with voters in the age of mass media and his future in public life.

The arc of history bends towards justice, but it will not bend by itself.

Obama's election was not the game changer progressives hoped for. For that, we need to remake our democracy's rules.

When the Democratic Party fails to use government’s extensive powers to reverse economic disorder, it must be the end of the line for the governing ideology inherited from Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson.

November's elections were a wake up call for movements around labor, the environment, immigration and education. Did activists tether themselves too closely to Democrats? What should they do now? A Nation special package.

Obama's mistakes in office are nowhere near the whole story. The rest of us must shoulder our share of the blame, too.

Blogs

Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

A higher minimum wage, better jobs, universal pre-K are the issues that will bring out core voters for the midterms.

March 17, 2014

Vermont independent wants to talk to progressives about a 2016 run, about whether to do so as a Democrat. “If I run,” he says, “my job…is to build the kind of coalition that can win—that can transform politics.”

March 6, 2014

The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

March 3, 2014

Are Alec Baldwin and Bill Maher right about the network?

February 28, 2014

De Blasio wants mayors to turn up the heat on members of Congress who ignore cities.

January 23, 2014

Restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal is making a long shot bid for DC mayor. 

January 22, 2014

The mayor’s move will extend paid sick days to hundreds of thousands of workers—an old fashioned form of economic justice in an era when “innovation” is the buzzword.

January 21, 2014

Here it is fourteen days into the Bill de Blasio mayoralty, and we’re still talking about a tax plan that was supposedly “dead on arrival” even before the Democratic primary back in September.

 

January 14, 2014

Part of their program is to reform how council authority is wielded. How will that affect Bill de Blasio's agenda?

 

January 9, 2014