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Oliver Anthony

The New Bard of the Right The New Bard of the Right

When a video of his song “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral, Oliver Anthony claimed he was politically “dead center.” His lyrics say otherwise.

Aug 18, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann for The Nation

Diedra Reese at a podium with a sign reading

Ohio Voters Protected Their Last Shot at Representative Democracy Ohio Voters Protected Their Last Shot at Representative Democracy

The defeat of Issue 1 is an unequivocal sign that Ohioans understood the connection between democracy and abortion—and that enthusiasm for abortion rights has not waned in the wak...

Aug 17, 2023 / Editorial / Amy Littlefield for The Nation

Kathy Eason, a worker at the Center for Highland Falls, stands outside the organization's storefront after being trapped inside by floodwaters the previous day, Monday, July 10, 2023, in Highland Falls, N.Y.

The Left Must Adapt or Die The Left Must Adapt or Die

This new era of climatic instability desperately demands a strategy based on the facts of today, not some imagined future.

Jul 20, 2023 / Editorial / Samuel Miller McDonald for The Nation

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The Supreme Court Has Killed Affirmative Action. Mediocre Whites Can Rest Easier. The Supreme Court Has Killed Affirmative Action. Mediocre Whites Can Rest Easier.

The court ended one of our most effective social justice policies because anything that isn’t seen to primarily benefit white people is anathema to this country.

Jun 29, 2023 / Editorial / Elie Mystal for The Nation

Resources: What You Can Do

Resources: What You Can Do Resources: What You Can Do

The activists connecting patients to abortion care need you.

Jun 24, 2023 / Editorial / The Nation

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We Need a New Body Politics We Need a New Body Politics

Our new special issue is about one thing: defending the right of everyone to be able to do what he or she or they want with their own body, free from political constraint.

Jun 23, 2023 / Editorial / Emily Douglas, Regina Mahone for The Nation

Biden and McCarthy sitting in chairs in the Oval Office

Next Time, Dammit, Just Default Next Time, Dammit, Just Default

Democrats feared a monster called “default”—but it’s just another Washington scare story.

Jun 9, 2023 / Editorial / James K. Galbraith for The Nation

A line of migrants carrying their possession stand between metal fencing.

The “Chaos” at the Border Is by Design The “Chaos” at the Border Is by Design

As a presidential candidate in 2020, Biden criticized Trump for “drastically” restricting access to asylum. Now he’s doing the very same thing.

May 25, 2023 / Editorial / Gaby Del Valle for The Nation

The Debt Ceiling Drama Is All Stagecraft

The Debt Ceiling Drama Is All Stagecraft The Debt Ceiling Drama Is All Stagecraft

Remember: The US Treasury is obligated to make payments. The rest is optics.

May 11, 2023 / Editorial / James K. Galbraith for The Nation

Evgeniya Berkovich speaks at Snob magazine's Made in Russia 2021 awards ceremony at the Yermolova Moscow Drama Theater.

Hunt Murderers, Not Poets Hunt Murderers, Not Poets

In support of arrested Russian poet Evgenia Berkovich.

May 10, 2023 / The Nation and Katrina vanden Heuvel

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