Ad Policy

By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. For more information, visit our Privacy Policy

Bill de Blasio Has Failed the Test of This Moment

New York’s mayor has floundered in the face of stunning police violence—just like so many other mayors who aren’t prepared to rein in the cops.

Elie Mystal

Racism and Discrimination

Minneapolis: The Rise of the ‘Thumpers’

How decades of liberal reform failed to rein in a racist, defiantly brutal police department.

Will Cooley
Police and Law Enforcement

The Fire This Time

The insurrection against racist policing has deep roots in America’s past but also points toward a different future.

Jeet Heer
History

The Lost History of Southern Communism

Mary Stanton’s Red, Black, White offers a close examination of the triumphs and travails of Alabama’s local Communist Party chapter.

Robert Greene II

Our coronavirus reporting is free thanks to the support of our subscribers.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

George Floyd Protests

People Can Only Bear So Much Injustice Before Lashing Out

As the media denounces the Minneapolis protesters, it’s worth remembering that it takes incredible strength to practice nonviolence in the face of murder and oppression.

Elie Mystal

Keith Ellison on Police Brutality: ‘We Need a Vision That Says There’s Going to Be Accountability’

Minnesota’s attorney general, in an exclusive interview with The Nation, says we must challenge the social order that maintains an unjust status quo.

John Nichols

Exclusive: The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States

A National Guard member says troops are ill-equipped to respond to civil unrest.

Ken Klippenstein
Ad Policy

Politics

Biden’s Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good

His campaign, however, is not yet consistent with the goals of his own plan.

Sara Luterman

Keith Ellison on Police Brutality: ‘We Need a Vision That Says There’s Going to Be Accountability’

Minnesota’s attorney general, in an exclusive interview with The Nation, says we must challenge the social order that maintains an unjust status quo.

John Nichols

Trump’s Authoritarian Porn Has a Lot of Fans

Some cops and Trump’s supporters are thrilling to the cowardly president’s inciting violence. We have to stop them.

Joan Walsh

World

Trump’s Decision to Freeze WHO Funding Worries the US Military

Exclusive: Africom fears that China will use the White House’s suspension of World Health Organization payments to expand its influence in Africa.

Ken Klippenstein

The Infinite Heartbreak of Loving Hong Kong

As China moves to impose a law that would criminalize dissent, Hong Kongers are facing a dark new era.

Wilfred Chan

Germany’s Homeless Face Down the Coronavirus

A portrait of one abandoned factory, as services and support dry up for Berlin’s homeless population.

Johanna Maria Fritz, The Nation and Magnum Foundation

Culture

How Does One Tell the Story of Asian America?

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings grapples with the contradictions of Asian American experience in order to tell a story of solidarity.

Jane Hu

The Forgotten Women’s Arts Fellowship That Forged a New Way of Writing

Maggie Doherty’s The Equivalents tells the story of the Bunting Institute, which played a foundational role in the works of Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, and more.

Lynne Feeley

Funk for the Future

Nick Hakim’s bracing and politically urgent new album Will This Make Me Good is a different kind of love music.

Marcus J. Moore

review

Inequality

What Are the Roots of Global Inequality?

At over 1,100 pages, Thomas Piketty’s new book offers us not only a history of economic injustice but also a program aimed at making it disappear.

Cole Stangler

take action

Electoral Reform

Take Action Now: Fight for Voting Rights

Demand that Congress protect our democracy. Educate your community about voting rights, and build democratic participation.

NationAction

Watch and Listen

Listen: How to Use the Coronavirus to Reshape Our Politics

Mike Davis on the virus, Christopher Shay on the crisis, and Amy Wilentz on Jared and Ivanka.

May 28, 2020

View: Puerto Rico’s Sex Workers Are Struggling to Survive

The challenge of making ends meet was difficult before Covid-19. Now it’s even worse.

May 18, 2020

Listen: The Risks of Reopening Sports

Infectious disease expert Dr. Céline Gounder joins the show to talk about the push to reopen sports.

May 26, 2020

From the Magazine

x