Editorial

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Studies overwhelmingly show that the effect of increasing the minimum wage on employment rates is basically zero.

Jun 14, 2024 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Nathaniel Blankenship, a crew member in a job program with Coalfield Development Corporation, works to remodel a 1920s-era warehouse into office space in Williamson, West Virginia.

Paul Krugman May Not Know How to Reverse the Decline of Rural America. But We Do. Paul Krugman May Not Know How to Reverse the Decline of Rural America. But We Do.

The countryside has been neglected for decades. A Rural New Deal would reverse that with capital and creative solutions writen by and for rural Americans.

Jun 12, 2024 / Editorial / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

Marchers in tie-dyed t-shirts hold a sign reading

Transphobia Spreads in a “Haven” for LGBTQ Youth Transphobia Spreads in a “Haven” for LGBTQ Youth

For young people in Massachusetts facing queer- and transphobia, the statehouse feels very far away.

Jun 11, 2024 / Comment / Emmet Fraizer

Smoke rises after fire erupts in Western Canada, on May 14, 2024.

The Canadian Wildfires Are Once Again Sounding the Alarm About What’s to Come The Canadian Wildfires Are Once Again Sounding the Alarm About What’s to Come

Immediate climate action must be taken to keep communities safe, in the US and abroad.

Jun 7, 2024 / Comment / Ilana Cohen

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

The logo for the Democratic National Convention is displayed on the scoreboard at the United Center during a media walkthrough on January 18, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois.

It’s Hard to Imagine a Worse Idea Than a Hybrid Democratic Convention It’s Hard to Imagine a Worse Idea Than a Hybrid Democratic Convention

If Democrats try to sideline protesters by opting for a semi-virtual convention, it will be a huge betrayal of the Democratic base.

Jun 4, 2024 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

Aziz Rana

Aziz Rana Wants Us to Stop Worshipping the Constitution Aziz Rana Wants Us to Stop Worshipping the Constitution

A conversation with the legal scholar on why its unusual the Constitution is core to American national identity and his new book The Constitutional Bind.

Jun 3, 2024 / Editorial / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Relatives of Palestinians who lost their lives as a result of Israeli air strike mourn as they take the dead bodies from the morgue of El-Najar Hospital to be buried in Rafah, Gaza on April 21, 2024.

Don’t Believe the Conspiracies About the Gaza Death Toll Don’t Believe the Conspiracies About the Gaza Death Toll

The statistical evidence is clear: Civilians in Gaza have overwhelmingly borne the brunt of Israel’s assault.

May 30, 2024 / Comment / Adam Gaffney

Unhoused Candi Siewertsen, right, hugs a friend and a fellow member of the homeless community under a bridge at Baker Park in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Thursday March 28, 2024.

Is Punishing People for Not Having a Place to Sleep Cruel and Unusual? Is Punishing People for Not Having a Place to Sleep Cruel and Unusual?

With Grants Pass, the Supreme Court appears set to allow cities, counties, and states to criminalize homelessness.

May 9, 2024 / Comment / Jeremiah Hayden

A hand-drawn poster with a heart on it, with words including

Oregon Revives the Drug War Oregon Revives the Drug War

The state’s landmark decriminalization initiative wasn’t given a real chance.

May 8, 2024 / Comment / Lydia Kiesling

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