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Washington, DC news and analysis from The Nation
June 9, 2021
Democracy on a Ventilator
Two crises, two emergency lockdowns, but only one is called a matter of public health.
S. Eudora Smith
March 25, 2021
America’s Most Dim-Witted Critic of Voting Rights Is Trump’s Pick for Georgia Secretary of State
No one in Congress makes worse arguments for undermining democracy than Jody Hice. So, of course, Trump wants him running elections.
January 20, 2021
On the Streets of D.C., How the Biden Presidency Began
The presidential transition was marked by small crowds, empty streets, and, finally, a collective sigh of relief.
January 18, 2021
Like Lincoln, Biden Will Be Inaugurated Under the Shadow of Violence
With Washington swarming with troops and his travel schedule derailed, the president-elect faces the same dilemma as that of 1861.
January 14, 2021
Klete Keller: From Gold Medalist to Capitol Insurrectionist
The swimmer was wearing his United States Olympic jacket as he took part in the January 6 attempted coup.
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January 14, 2021
The Capitol, Fortified
One week on from Trump’s riot, heavy fencing surrounds the Capitol complex and a swath of Washington is locked down tight.
January 6, 2021
The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol
And then, because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.
November 3, 2020
The Election and the Streets of DC
Deadspin’s Chuck Modiano joins the show to talk about recent police violence protests in DC.
July 15, 2020
The Covid Crisis Reveals the Need to Abolish Abortion Restrictions
What kind of nation allows people to be prosecuted for health care?
Renee Bracey Sherman
June 29, 2020
Republicans Fear D.C. Voters. That’s Why They’re Blocking Statehood.
Frederick Douglass asked why D.C. was “excluded from the privileges of the ballot box.” We know why now.