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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez news and analysis from The Nation
August 3, 2020
To Defeat Trump, Discredit His Movement, and Elect Progressives
An open letter by Cornel West, Barbara Ehrenreich, Frances Fox Piven, Katha Pollitt, Randall Kennedy, Michael Kazin, and more.
July 31, 2020
Congress Refuses to Kick the Military Off of Twitch
AOC demanded that military recruiters get off of livestreaming platforms where children play games from Call of Duty to Animal Crossing.
July 22, 2020
Another Long Day of GOP Disrespect for Women
Attacks on AOC, Liz Cheney, and Portland’s “Wall of Moms” make it seem like Republicans don’t care about women. Except Ghislaine Maxwell.
June 24, 2020
The Next Politics Is All About Movements—and It’s Winning
When AOC won in 2018, it was dismissed as a fluke. Now, she says, it’s clear that “the people’s movement...isn’t an accident. It‘s a mandate.”
June 2, 2020
The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party Is a Fight for the Future
Henry Wallace, FDR’s vice president, argued 75 years ago that Democrats had to go big on economic and social and racial justice. That’s still true.
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March 31, 2020
On the Need for Dissent and Debate in These Urgent Times
Congress has to figure out how to debate and vote remotely. We can’t accept government by “unanimous consent.”
March 17, 2020
How to Canvass During a Pandemic
Progressive insurgents are reimagining their campaigns thanks to the coronavirus.
February 18, 2020
Kendra Horn Is Radical… for Oklahoma
Democratic centrism may not inspire voters nationwide—but in one of the nation’s most conservative states, it can seem downright revolutionary.
January 1, 2020
AOC Tells Democrats How to Get It Right in 2020
“For anyone who accuses us for instituting purity tests,” she says, “it’s called having values. It’s called, giving a damn.”
December 24, 2019
Who Tops the 2019 ‘Nation’ Honor Roll?
It’s been a big year in progressive politics.
recognizes the year’s top progressive people and ideas shaping the future.