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Rand Paul Is Right About the Need to Cut Pentagon Spending

The Republican’s willingness to address the issue, as part of the debt debate, is important, even if some of his other “fixes” are problematic.

John Nichols

Health and Disease

Meet Dennis Oya, Patient Zero of the TB Outbreak Sweeping Washington's Prisons

Nation investigation into the latest deadly side effect of mass incarceration.

Katharine S. Walter
Politics

Kathy Hochul Can’t Govern Like Andrew Cuomo. Why Would She Want To?

The New York governor picked a fight with liberals and the left over a judicial nomination—and she’s losing.

Joan Walsh
Music

When My Song “Rich People” Went Viral, It Didn‘t Make Me Rich

If making a fortune is your goal, a career in music will take you a long way—in the wrong direction.

Carsie Blanton

Remembering Victor Navasky

Victor Navasky looks at the camera wearing green knit tie and suit.

Remembering the “Placatory and Principled” Victor Navasky

Colleagues pay tribute to the former editor and publisher of The Nation.

Elizabeth Pochoda, Calvin Trillin and Richard Lingeman

Victor Navasky: An Avatar of the American Left, 1932–2023

Editor of The Nation, 1978–1995; editorial director and publisher, 1995–2005.

Kai Bird

Victor Navasky, Who Saved “The Nation,” Tried to Save the World

A brief note on a 40-year apprenticeship.

D.D. Guttenplan

Culture

Love in the Time of Chatbots

Love in the Time of Chatbots

Will dating as we know it change with the rise of AI? A recent book argues that it already has.

Zachary Fine
The Anxious Influences of Netflix’s “White Noise”

The Anxious Influences of Netflix’s “White Noise”

What has Noah Baumbach wrought in his adaptation of the 1985 postmodern novel?

Vikram Murthi
US radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh’s Toxic Legacy

The more unpleasant side of Limbaugh does not appear in his new posthumous bookbut it is hard to not think about its influence.

Nathan Robinson

Politics

California Has Been Consumed by America’s Addiction to Guns

California Has Been Consumed by America’s Addiction to Guns

The state is reeling after a week of mass shootings that underscores the bloody price we pay for our worship of guns.

Sasha Abramsky
Does Kathy Hochul Really Want to Go Down With Hector LaSalle’s Sinking Ship?

Does Kathy Hochul Really Want to Go Down With Hector LaSalle’s Sinking Ship?

The governor’s stubborn embrace of her pick for chief judge has already revealed some troubling truths about her political instincts—and beliefs.

Elie Mystal
Did Twitter Let Trump Post His Way Into a Coup?

Did Twitter Let Trump Post His Way Into a Coup?

The January 6 report omits the committee’s own analysis of the role social media played in the insurrection at the US Capitol.

Chris Lehmann

World

The Department of Defense Has Delivered Another Massive Intelligence Failure

The Department of Defense Has Delivered Another Massive Intelligence Failure

Chinese emissions represent at least as great a threat to US security as the multitude of weapons enumerated in the Pentagon’s 2022 report—so why was it not addressed?

Michael T. Klare
Argentina World Cup celebration

Argentina’s World Cup Hangover

After its thrilling victory on the world stage, the nation of Maradona and Messi gazes into the political abyss.

Jacob Sugarman
Supporters of far-right former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro storm the capital

Brazil’s Shocking—but Not Surprising—Attempted Coup

The attacks in Brasilia failed, but Bolsonaro’s supporters are not going to go away quietly.

Michael Fox

Watch and Listen

Listen: The Perversity of Moderate Democrats

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, we speak to Alexander Sammon about Kathy Hochul and Jeffrey Zients.

January 25, 2023

Listen: Kendrick Perkins on Biography, Basketball, and Black History

On this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, we speak to 14-year NBA veteran and basketball analyst Kendrick Perkins about his new autobiography.

January 23, 2023

Listen: Abortion Rights Battles Return in the 2023 Elections, Plus Wages at Walmart

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, John Nichols discusses politics and Rick Wartzman comments on America’s biggest employer.

January 19, 2023

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