Richard Kim is the executive editor of The Nation. He is co-editor, with Betsy Reed, of the New York Times bestselling anthology Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare. Kim has appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Up with Chris Hayes/Steve Kornacki, Melissa Harris-Perry, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now! and other media outlets. He has taught at New York University and Skidmore College.
Despite President Ahmadinejad's claim that the hikers will be freed shortly, the Iranian judiciary is balking.
Editors and colleauges of Shane Bauer, a Nation contributor, urge Iran to release him and his friend Josh Fattal.
At the moment, we don't know if gunman Jared Lee Loughner was motivated by partisanship or ideology. But his shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her constituents was a political attack nonetheless.