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Bill Clinton news and analysis from The Nation
December 14, 2022
Democrats Got Tough on Crime. Now There’s a Crisis of Aging Behind Bars.
California and New York legislators are trying to undo the damage caused since the 1994 Crime Bill. But elder parole isn’t working as hoped.
December 13, 2022
How Sister Souljah Went From Radical Activist to Scapegoat to Blockbuster Novelist
After Bill Clinton used her to catapult himself to the presidency, the activist Souljah was sidelined. But the novelist Souljah continued to produce work that spoke to millions.
December 13, 2022
How the Third Way Made Neoliberal Politics Seem Inevitable
An overhyped new paradigm proved to be a slogan without a movement.
December 12, 2022
Trumpism Was Born in the ’90s
Clintonian centrism allowed the radical right to incubate.
November 29, 2022
The Midterms Showed Democrats Don’t Need to Pander on Crime
The Democratic Party shouldn’t panic over the issue.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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October 3, 2022
Off the Record: Barack Obama on Donald Trump
A newly declassified press conference shows the former president’s prescience—and his blind spots.
June 17, 2022
Democrats Can Break the “Midterm Curse”
Contrary to popular belief, incumbent parties aren’t automatically fated to lose seats. Just look at 1998.
February 10, 2022
The Strategic Blunder That Led to Today’s Conflict in Ukraine
There was a world out there for the planet’s sole superpower to lead, and the US wasn’t about to waste time on introspection.
August 24, 2021
Making Rahm Emanuel Ambassador to Japan Would Be a Sick Joke
Nominating the foul-mouthed former Chicago mayor is an insult to Japan—and a clear indication that Black lives don’t really matter.
Robert L. Borosage
July 7, 2021
The War on Drugs Is 50 Years Old
It’s a war we were destined—and that we deserved—to lose.
Alfred W. McCoy