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A Ukrainian soldier waits for orders next to the artillery at his fighting position as the Russia-Ukraine war continues in the direction of Liman, Ukraine, on May 25, 2024.

The Perils of Wider War in Eastern Europe The Perils of Wider War in Eastern Europe

We face a choice between a negotiated settlement in Ukraine and the possibility of a catastrophic war.

Jun 5, 2024 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel, James Carden for The Nation

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) speaks during a press conference at Columbia University on April 24, 2024.

The Real Takeover of Columbia Was By Those on the Right The Real Takeover of Columbia Was By Those on the Right

Columbia offers a case-study in how right-wing politicians are using exaggerated claims of anti-semitism to advance a conservative agenda.

May 6, 2024 / Editorial / Alisa Solomon for The Nation

Commemoration in Novosibirsk for victims of Moscow concert hall attack

The Moscow Terror Attack The Moscow Terror Attack

Coming just days after Putin’s orchestrated election, will it endanger his legacy—and his future?

Mar 25, 2024 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel for The Nation

Who Will Win Big at the Oscars? 

Who Will Win Big at the Oscars?  Who Will Win Big at the Oscars? 

A Nation reader from American Fiction to The Zone of Interest

Mar 8, 2024 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Abdullah Hammoud, the mayor of Dearnborn, stands with a microphone on stage and speaks at an election night gathering

The Message From Michigan Couldn’t Be More Clear The Message From Michigan Couldn’t Be More Clear

With "Uncommitted" taking over 100,000 votes in Michigan and nearly 20 percent in Minnesota's Democratic primary, President Biden must listen—and change course on Israel and Gaza....

Mar 7, 2024 / Editorial / Rep. Ro Khanna for The Nation

US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One before departing from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on February 16, 2024.

How Biden Can Win How Biden Can Win

The key play is to make the race about Trump’s utter contempt for the core values of the American experiment.

Feb 19, 2024 / Editorial / John Nichols for The Nation

The crowd at a rally for Joe Biden, then running for president, in Detroit, Michigan, in 2020.

Welcome to 2024, the Year We Stop Trump’s Rolling Insurrection Welcome to 2024, the Year We Stop Trump’s Rolling Insurrection

January 6, 2021, never ended. We can halt it this year. If we don’t, we may never.

Jan 5, 2024 / Editorial / Joan Walsh for The Nation

The Media Monopoly Crisis

The Media Monopoly Crisis The Media Monopoly Crisis

Our new special issue takes on the out-of-control consolidation that is squeezing out independent voices and controlling what we read.

Dec 11, 2023 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan for The Nation

To Stop the Slaughter in Gaza, We Need the Broadest Coalition Possible

To Stop the Slaughter in Gaza, We Need the Broadest Coalition Possible To Stop the Slaughter in Gaza, We Need the Broadest Coalition Possible

People with very different visions of what a just peace looks like must work together to stop this war.

Nov 22, 2023 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan for The Nation

An Arab American voter at a poll site.

Biden’s Quagmire: Israel, Gaza, and Those Really Scary Polls Biden’s Quagmire: Israel, Gaza, and Those Really Scary Polls

The data shows that 66 percent of voters—and 80 percent of Democrats—want the president to call for a cease-fire. The longer he waits, the more voters will stay home next November...

Nov 8, 2023 / Editorial / James Zogby for The Nation

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