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Colin Kaepernick news and analysis from The Nation
August 10, 2018
NFL Player Protests Were Never About the Anthem or the Flag
Yet the distortions continue, to the benefit of those who want to shut down discussions of racial inequity and police violence.
June 13, 2018
NFL Owners Don’t Fear Trump, They Fear Their Own Players
The code red in NFL circles is the growing liberation consciousness of the ones people pay to see.
May 30, 2018
Dawuane Smoot and the Subterranean Fire in the NFL
A little-known player’s response to the NFL’s punitive anthem decision just shows how badly the league screwed this up.
May 23, 2018
The Real Reason NFL Owners Want to Punish Players for Protesting During the Anthem
This is about labor rights, and whether NFL players will exercise them in the face of a craven crackdown.
May 9, 2018
Roger Goodell Tries to Pass Buck on Protests Staged During Anthem
Giving team owners power to determine anthem policy would be a violation of the collective-bargaining agreement, and the union is putting its foot down.
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April 25, 2018
Battling the NCAA in the Court
Legal analyst Michael McCann stops by to talk about the NCAA and Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL.
April 12, 2018
Eric Reid Is Not for Sale
The free-agent NFL safety was told that he needed to commit to not protesting during the anthem. He said no.
March 13, 2018
Why Athlete Activists Matter
Former NBA player Etan Thomas talks about his new book,
We Matter: Athletes and Activism
February 20, 2018
Andrew Brandt on Colin Kaepernick and the Business of the NFL
The former Packers executive talks activism in the NFL and the NBA.
February 15, 2018
Letters From the March 12, 2018, Issue
The art of nonviolence… California dreaming… In defense of male feminists… The president cuts a rug… What this country needs… Charles Murray, creationist… We’re with Kap… About time… Missed opportunity…