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News and Analysis from The Nation on Political dissent
February 6, 2017
Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement
An explosion of new activism offers a ray of hope in these dark political times.
February 1, 2017
Trump Is Just Fine With Harsh Repression in Egypt
The regime of dictator Sisi is taking unprecedented measures against political prisoners, but Trump thinks he’s a “fantastic guy.”
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
February 1, 2017
The History of the State Department’s Dissent Channel—and How Trump Is Trying to Squelch It
If the administration continues this crackdown, we may soon find out what a nation without career diplomats looks like.
January 24, 2017
Why It’s Not OK to Punch a Neo-Nazi in the Face
A reply to Natasha Lennard: White-supremacist Richard Spencer is odious, but bashing him in the head is not the solution.
Peter Van Buren
January 20, 2017
Barack Obama Leaves as He Arrived: An Optimist Calling Us to Defend and Extend Democracy
In the spirit of Tom Paine, Obama promises that the future is ours. “We just have to fight for it!”
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January 13, 2017
Many Need Clemency Before Trump Takes Office. Here’s What You Can Do to Help
For some, this may be their last chance.
January 10, 2017
If We Want to Fight Against Trump, We Have to Know What We’re Fighting For
Defending against fascism is good—but having a vision for what kind of society we actually desire is even better.
January 9, 2017
A Lesson on How to Survive Trumpism—From the McCarthy Era
Trump’s regime will not resurrect full-blown McCarthyism, but it may take lessons in political repression from it.
November 25, 2016
Darcy James Argue’s Terrific Thrill
A staggeringly ambitious album explores the themes of cultural paranoia and false truth.
November 22, 2016
Nancy Pelosi: House Democrats Will Fight Trump, Investigate Comey Interference
Taking lessons from her time as minority leader under Bush, Pelosi says Democrats should play off discord within the GOP on Medicare, infrastructure, and the economy.