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Liberalism news and analysis from The Nation
March 24, 2017
Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?
As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.
March 1, 2017
After the Fumble
After years dominating the Democratic Party, the New Democrats now find themselves in a state of crisis
February 8, 2017
It’s Time for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to Raise Its Game
The CPC must move from being the conscience of the Democratic caucus to being its captain, from defining the alternative to defining the agenda.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 19, 2017
The Next DNC Chair Must Abandon Color-Blind Politics
The DNC needs leadership that has the lived experience and cultural competence to build power in a highly racially charged environment.
January 18, 2017
Can Democrats Count on Demographic Shifts to Put Them Back in Power?
Has the “rising American majority” merely been delayed by a black swan election? Or does Trump’s victory mean something else is going on?
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January 3, 2017
3 Steps for Progressive Resistance and Rebuilding as the Trump Era Launches
Ultimately, the party’s fortunes will depend on recruiting a new generation of progressive leaders who can harness the power of social movements and drive it into electoral politics.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 24, 2016
Charles Dickens and the Ghosts of Christmas Present
Our duty as citizens and humans does not end with an electoral disappointment. It begins.
December 22, 2016
Polanyi In Our Times
What the Austro-Hungarian economic theorist tells us about the upheavals of our age.
December 16, 2016
What Is the Left Without Identity Politics?
Four writers consider the question dividing the Democratic Party.
Walter Benn Michaels
Charles W. Mills
December 15, 2016
Chris Hayes: How We Got From Obama to Trump
Plus: Joan Walsh on fighting Trump’s nominees, and Andrew Bacevich on Trump’s generals.
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