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Unhappy Birthday: NATO Is 75 Years Old Today

Unhappy Birthday: NATO Is 75 Years Old Today Unhappy Birthday: NATO Is 75 Years Old Today

The Cold War alliance long ago outlived its usefulness. But then Nation contributors have been skeptical since the beginning.

Apr 4, 2024 / Our Back Pages / Richard Kreitner

Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on February 5, 2024.

Why Are Israelis So Threatened by a Cease-Fire? Why Are Israelis So Threatened by a Cease-Fire?

An end to the war in Gaza would force the country to face some fundamental truths.

Mar 29, 2024 / Comment / Meron Rapoport

Joe Biden and Donald Trump

The Wild History of “Lesser of Two Evils” Voting The Wild History of “Lesser of Two Evils” Voting

For as long as Americans have been subjected to lousy candidates, they’ve been told to suck it up and vote for one of them.

Mar 19, 2024 / Comment / Ginny Hogan

The TikTok stand at last year's Appliance and Electronics World Expo in Shanghai.

How GOP Megadonor Jeffrey Yass Can Clean Up on TikTok’s Forced Sale How GOP Megadonor Jeffrey Yass Can Clean Up on TikTok’s Forced Sale

The Pennsylvania billionaire has former TikTok detractors backing off a ban, but he'll be sitting pretty if a US takeover happens. 

Mar 15, 2024 / Comment / Jacob Silverman

A view of the glaciers as polar bears, one of the species most affected by climate change, walk in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, on July 15, 2023.

Keep Calm and Carry on With the Anthropocene Keep Calm and Carry on With the Anthropocene

Geologists may have voted down formal recognition of the Anthropocene as a geological epoch, but we still need to act to prevent ecological crisis.

Mar 13, 2024 / Comment / Leigh Phillips

Aaron Bushnell

Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed) Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed)

The airman who set himself alight on Sunday signed up to sacrifice himself for the greater good—only to discover that he had become an accomplice to evil.

Feb 28, 2024 / Comment / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

A person wears a hat supporting those arrested for participating in the January 6 US Capitol attack during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on February 22, 2024.

I Was Banned From CPAC, but the Extremists Weren’t I Was Banned From CPAC, but the Extremists Weren’t

From the lobby, I watched neo-Nazis and other far-right figures waltz unimpeded into the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Feb 27, 2024 / Editorial / Amanda Moore

A 12 year-old, Palestinian boy named Hasan Abu Emune collects recyclable material such as, paper, metal and glass to contribute his family's livelihood as the daily life continues under difficult conditions in Khan Yunis, Gaza on April 24, 2023.

The Missing News About Gaza The Missing News About Gaza

To understand Palestine and Israel, we need more coverage of the everyday structural violence of occupation.

Feb 26, 2024 / Comment / Alexei Sisulu Abrahams

Mikhail Gorbachev

To Seek Peace in Ukraine, Remember the End of the Cold War To Seek Peace in Ukraine, Remember the End of the Cold War

US-Russia relations once seemed so promising after the collapse of the USSR. An honest look at how they soured can help us understand today’s conflicts.

Feb 22, 2024 / Comment / Anatol Lieven

President Joe Biden announces almost $5 billion for 37 transportation projects across the US.

Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy

The economic picture under Biden actually looks great—but he’s polling poorly anyway.

Feb 21, 2024 / Comment / Dean Baker

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