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Public opinion news and analysis from The Nation
May 18, 2017
After Promising a ‘Fair Hearing’ on Monuments, Secretary Zinke Shuts Out the Public
As the Interior Department considers unprecedented changes to protected lands, avenues for public input have been curtailed.
July 13, 2016
Building Student Power Through Participatory Budgeting
Students are pressing to bring the process to the City University of New York, one of the nation's largest public universities, serving more than 270,000 students.
April 26, 2016
What Trump Really Means When He Says He’ll Make America Great Again
Donald Trump is the first candidate to run on a platform openly stating that America is in decline.
April 13, 2016
Steph Curry on North Carolina’s HB 2: ‘No One Should be Discriminated Against’
Despite corporate, religious, and hometown pressure, Steph Curry spoke out against the homophobic legislation.
February 4, 2016
Does Labor Deserve Its Own Downfall?
The Supreme Court’s
case could be disastrous for unions—how did we get here and what can labor do to regain its former clout?
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January 21, 2016
Countering ‘Citizens United’ With a Dose of Zephyr Teachout
One of the country’s most ardent anti-corruption activists is thinking of running for Congress.
November 5, 2015
Feminism Needs More Thinkers Who Aren’t Right 100 Percent of the Time
Feminists like Germaine Greer should be valued for what they get right, rather than banned for what they get wrong.
July 28, 2015
Why I’m Going to Miss Jon Stewart
And how will we watch the GOP debates without him?
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 15, 2015
How Much Has Public Opinion Driven the Greek Debt Negotiations?
Public opinion plays a larger role in negotiations than you might expect.
June 16, 2015
Jeb Bush Is Out of His Depth on Foreign Policy
The younger Bush may impress foreign leaders just because he’s not his brother—but that’s not enough.