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I Never Felt Like a ‘Single’ Parent. Then the Coronavirus Hit.

Unpartnered parents like me rely on support from other adults in our children’s lives. We need public health guidance that works for us.

Dani McClain

Books and Ideas

Pop Music Has Always Been Queer

Sasha Geffen’s debut book reveals that the history of pop music is a history of gender rebellion.

Taliah Mancini
Fascism

Covid-19 Is the Crisis Radical ‘Traditionalists’ Have Been Waiting For

Steve Bannon, Putin protegé Alexandr Dugin, and other high-profile right-wing operatives are all adherents to this obscure yet powerful ideology.

Benjamin Teitelbaum
Society

Scenes From a Pandemic: 2

The earthquake in Utah last month wasn’t just a prelude to the pandemic. It was a reminder that our culture was built by catastrophe.

Kate Savage

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coronavirus response

The WHO Ignores Taiwan. The World Pays the Price.

Taiwan was more prepared for the coronavirus than any other country, but the WHO puts politics first.

Wilfred Chan

Wisconsin’s In-Person Voting Threatens Health and Democracy

Officials can protect voters by adopting a plan for extended absentee balloting.

John Nichols

Science Will Not Come on a White Horse With a Solution

Sheila Jasanoff, a professor of science and technology studies, tells The Nation that we’ve modeled the progression of the disease, but not the social consequences.

Nawal Arjini

Politics

Bernie Sanders Is As Frustrated as You Are

With a pandemic radically reshaping our politics and our economy, the candidate sat down for an exclusive interview with The Nation.

John Nichols

Biden Is a Problem for Democrats in Pennsylvania

Activists are mobilized to win back this crucial swing state. But they’re not excited by Biden.

Jeet Heer

SCOTUS Just Set the Stage for Republicans to Steal the Election

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin from extending the absentee voting deadline, disenfranchising thousands and creating a terrible precedent.

Elie Mystal

World

We’re Struggling With the Coronavirus in Spain—but We’re Vastly More Prepared Than the US

I am locked down in Barcelona, but at least there is universal health care and a tradition of mutual support.

Ben Ehrenreich

Confronting the Pandemic in a Time of Revolt: Voices From Chile

Surviving the coronavirus will be meaningless if Chileans do not simultaneously address the underlying causes of injustice and inequality.

Ariel Dorfman

The WHO Ignores Taiwan. The World Pays the Price.

Taiwan was more prepared for the coronavirus than any other country, but the WHO puts politics first.

Wilfred Chan

Science

Health and Disease

Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.

Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.

Sonia Shah

Government

Government

When Confronting the Coronavirus, Federalism Is Part of the Problem

That some cities and states have stepped up to fill the gap left by Trump’s catastrophic failure is a matter of luck, not design.

Richard Kreitner

Culture

Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Imagination

What can we learn from the novelist’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale?

Katherine Hill

The Strange and Often Radical Pursuit of Immortality in Russia

A new book looks at the history of a century-long movement to create life after death.

Sophie Pinkham

Reinventing the Sound of Protest

Jazz quintet Irreversible Entanglements’ fearless music takes to task the police, American politics, capitalism, and racism.

Marcus J. Moore

From the Magazine

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April 2, 2020

Listen: Elizabeth Warren: Unity Candidate?

Joan Walsh on Warren, Bob Borosage on Bernie, and John Sayles on Yellow Earth.

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