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War or Peace Is the Most Neglected Issue on the November Ballot

But most Americans don’t know it because the media isn’t asking candidates about disarmament, diplomacy, and out-of-control military spending.

John Nichols

States

Exclusive: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Used Covid Aid to Pay for a Border Wall

Texas steered $1 billion in federal pandemic dollars to Operation Lone Star, which was used to hire thousands of guards, expand the wall, and bus migrants out of state.

Barbara Koeppel
Climate Change

Princeton Activists Just Won a Historic Victory for Climate Research

After a decade of student organizing, Princeton made a pledge to divest its endowment and reject fossil fuel money. Will more universities follow?

Chelsey Gilchrist and Claire Kaufman
Nuclear Arms and Proliferation

Not Even Nuclear War Will Stop the Fighting in Ukraine

Kyiv deserves our economic support and military aid, but not American troops or nuclear ambiguity.

Kai Bird and The Nation

Fall Books

I.B. Singer’s Language of Everyday Life

I.B. Singer’s Language of Everyday Life

By choosing to write in Yiddish rather than Hebrew, the young Singer declared his allegiance to the here and now rather than a biblical past or a Zionist future.

Adam Kirsch

Has Labor Become More or Less Powerful Over the Last Two Decades?

Neither Aaron Benanav’s Automation and the Future of Work nor Sarah Jaffe’s Work Won’t Love You Back was written with the pandemic in mind but together they serve as an indispensable guide to the broader dynamics of work in the contemporary moment.

Alyssa Battistoni

The Mixtapes of Hua Hsu

In his new memoir, Stay True, the New Yorker critic offers a coming-of-age story that doubles as a tale about friendship, music, and the politics of knowing oneself.

Summer Kim Lee

Politics

War or Peace Is the Most Neglected Issue on the November Ballot

War or Peace Is the Most Neglected Issue on the November Ballot

But most Americans don’t know it because the media isn’t asking candidates about disarmament, diplomacy, and out-of-control military spending.

John Nichols
Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund outside the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Is Ready to Take Down More of the Voting Rights Act

Make no mistake: The racist redistricting map preferred by Alabama Republicans will win the day. But how the court gets to that decision is an open and important matter.

Elie Mystal
Hyde Reminds Us That Abortion Is an Economic Justice Issue

Hyde Reminds Us That Abortion Is an Economic Justice Issue

On the 46th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, 2022 midterm candidates would do well to remember that abortion is an economic justice issue.

Atima Omara

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Culture

Do Sanctions Work?

Do Sanctions Work?

A new history examines their use in the past and considers their effectiveness for the future.

James Stafford
Riotsville, U.S.A

How the Police Became an Occupying Army

Riotsville, U.S.A. documents the origins and rise of what the activist George Jackson called the “the corporate-military-police complex.”

Yasmina Price
Thulani Davis’s Freedom Visions

Thulani Davis’s Freedom Visions

Her new history of the Civil War and Reconstruction examines the ways in which Black Americans formed networks of self-reliance in their pursuit of emancipation.

Elias Rodriques

World

Ukrainian soldiers adjust flag

Not Even Nuclear War Will Stop the Fighting in Ukraine

Kyiv deserves our economic support and military aid, but not American troops or nuclear ambiguity.

Kai Bird and The Nation
Prime Minister Liz Truss looks forward wearing a hard hat and safety glasses.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss Is No Margaret Thatcher

The Tory leader’s pledge to deliver neoliberal “shock therapy” brought her own party conference to the brink of open revolt.

Steve Howell
Mahsa Amini and the Women of Iran

Mahsa Amini and the Women of Iran

Twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested by the “morality police” for improperly wearing a hijab. Her murder sparkled an ongoing series of protests in Iran and around the world.

Andrea Arroyo, Nasrin Sheykhi and Emanuele Del Rosso

Watch and Listen

Listen: Luke Savage on the Strange Endurance of Neoliberalism

On this week’s episode of The Time of Monsters, a discussion of the zombie survival of the centrist consensus.

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Listen: Can Democrats Hold the Senate? Plus: Ken Burns’s “The U.S. and the Holocaust"

On this week’s episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, John Nichols comments on the future of the Senate, and David Nasaw reviews a new documentary.

September 29, 2022

Listen: Bhaskar Sunkara on Bernie in 2024, Plus Chris Lehmann on the “Brooks Brothers Riot”

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, The Nation’s president and its D.C. Bureau chief join the podcast for discussions on the democratic presidential bid and a Republican riot that preceded the Capitol insurrection by two decades.

September 22, 2022
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