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Ron Unz

The conservative businessman and activist talks to The Nation about his unlikely support for raising the minimum wage, his views on immigration and more. 

President Obama

Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. 

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Early voting

The focus of left politics must be to change the terms of a debate that leaves us with impoverished choices. It's only in the context of a shriveled political imagination that that looks like nihilism.

Act of Killing

The brilliant Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing depicts the horrifying mass murder in Indonesia in the 1960s—but the US was no mere observer. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

Blogs

The Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC, may be the last chance for Rick Santorum to inject some activist enthusiasm into his campaign. 

October 7, 2011

At the Value Voters Summit in Washington, Republicans claim we cannot safely trim Defense spending. 

October 7, 2011

Since they can no loner ignore the occupation, the mainstream media has decided to mock and dismiss it instead.

October 6, 2011

The voting rights of more than 5 million people will be affected by the legislation. The number is higher than the margin of victory in two of the past three presidential elections. 

October 4, 2011

The president calls new GOP voting changes a “big mistake” and instructs the Justice Department to investigate.

October 4, 2011

 Representative Barney Frank had strong words for his colleagues on the supercommittee at Take Back America 2011 this morning. 

October 4, 2011

The name of his family hunting ranch raises questions about his race politics. So what’s his record on civil rights issues?

October 4, 2011

It's people-powered, no-tech, lo-fi and astonishingly slow. But the human microphone, an adaptation to New York's laws against amplified sound, may be Occupy Wall Street's secret weapon.

October 3, 2011

 A savvy Democratic congressman warns that House and Senate Democrats had best be thinking about how to run and win even if Obama stumbles. History suggests that his point is well worth considering.

October 3, 2011

Previous protests have presented detailed policy proposals to no avail. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

October 3, 2011