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Donald Trump’s Wild Portrayal of Crime Is Simply Not True

Do not panic. Even in a bad year, today’s crime rates remain at historic lows.

John Pfaff

Election 2016

I’m Trying to Find Hope, but This Campaign Isn’t Helping

In the wake of police killing Terrence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, the first presidential debate offered nothing to suggest black lives truly matter.

Reniqua Allen
US Wars and Military Action

Why America’s Military Isn’t Even Close to Being the Greatest in the World

US military strategy should go beyond “killing people and breaking things”—but it doesn’t. 

Nick Turse
Election 2016

On Debate Night in America, Democracy Is Spectacle

Are we electing a president or someone to play-act the part of president?

James Carden
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From the Magazine

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Election 2016

Have You Ever Seen Donald Trump Laugh?

As Trump himself might say, there’s something going on.

Leslie Savan

At the First Debate, Clinton Faced Asymmetric Warfare—and Won

“Donald, I know you live in your own reality,” she said calmly. And it gradually became clear she was right.

Joan Walsh

Donald Trump’s Wild Portrayal of Crime Is Simply Not True

Do not panic. Even in a bad year, today’s crime rates remain at historic lows.

John Pfaff

Focus on Stop-and-Frisk

Stopped-and-Frisked: ‘For Being a F**king Mutt’ [VIDEO]

An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.
Ross Tuttle and Erin Schneider

Editor's note: The day after The Nation published this video, it sparked a heated debate during a meeting of the City Council's public safety committee. Since then, the New York Police Department's stop, question and frisk tactic gained national notoriety and became a major factor in the city's 2013 mayoral race.… Continue Reading >

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Black Lives Matter

Black Charlotte Is Frustrated—and That’s by Design

The Queen City has boomed in recent years. But its growth and prosperity has only hardened a racial divide established decades ago.

Greg Lacour

Black as We Wanna Be

Trying to remedy racism on its own intellectual terrain is like trying to extinguish a fire by striking another match. The fiction must be unbelieved, the fire stamped out.

Matthew McKnight

White Noise in the ‘Conversation’ About Race

Polling suggests the problem isn’t that we’re not talking about race; it’s that the majority of white Americans aren’t listening.

Donovan X. Ramsey

Books & the Arts

Seeing David Hammons

Given that the artist is such a spectral presence, how can his multifarious oeuvre be summed up in a single retrospective survey?

Barry Schwabsky

Fortress America

How 20th-century liberals helped create our age of mass incarceration.

James Forman Jr.

A Part of Denise Riley’s Song

The shadow of ballad meter haunts Riley’s poems, which can never not be a sign of vitality.

Ange Mlinko

Watch and Listen

Listen: Bernie Sanders Speaks: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Building a Revolution

Plus, Edward Snowden on the NSA and Greg Grandin on Henry Kissinger.

September 22, 2016

Watch: How to Protest Without Offending Anyone

Alternatives for kneeling during the National Anthem, blocking traffic, and more. 

September 23, 2016

Watch: What Is It Like to Be an Abortion Provider in an Anti-Choice State?

Watch: Leah Torres explains why she works in Utah.

August 29, 2016

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4 Simple Ways to Help 44 Million Americans With Student Debt

The student-loan-debt crisis is very real, yet policies have failed to respond with any urgency.

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