Politics

Democratic Socialist Rana Abdelhamid Takes On a New York Incumbent

"I came to organizing both from a class perspective and also just growing up post-9/11 as a Muslim New Yorker,” the candidate told The Nation.

Aída Chávez

How to Get 4 Million Women Back in the Workforce

Wendy Chun-Hoon, the new head of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor, talks about how the Biden administration should seize this moment to prevent women from being locked out of the labor force for good.

Bryce Covert

Undanced Dances During a Pandemic

From inside a California prison come choreographies of the mind.

Suchi Branfman

Latest in Politics

The FDA Did the Right Thing in Pausing the J&J Vaccine

The Twitter epidemiologists convinced that regulators bungled the decision make for entertaining reading—but they’re wrong.

Joan Walsh

Will Biden’s Foreign Policy Sap His Domestic Policy?

The US can’t afford to be the “indispensable nation” abroad while rebuilding at home.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Progressives Call for Action on the Yemen Blockade

Nearly 80 congressional Democrats have called on the Biden administration to increase pressure on Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade immediately.

Aída Chávez

State Politics

Progressives

Progressive Democrats Face Resistance on Infrastructure

The party is split between a stubborn establishment and what some activists see as its overly conciliatory left flank.

Aída Chávez

One Year Ago When Bernie’s Campaign Ended, We Lost a Common Love

Of all the losses over the past year, Bernie’s campaign—the love at its core—is one we don’t talk about.

Lillian Osborne

A ‘Just Transition’ Clean Energy Revolution Can Be a Boon for West Virginia—and the Country

The Mountain State can be ground zero for America’s transition to a new, green economy.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Right

The Presidency

What Does Biden’s Decision to Withdraw From Afghanistan Mean?

Ending the war will take more than bringing home the troops, but it’s a start. 

Phyllis Bennis

How the Supreme Court Gave Cops a License to Kill

Derek Chauvin’s defense team is hoping that the 1989 Graham v. Connor ruling will be his ticket to acquittal.

Elie Mystal

Can Biden Fix the Courts That Trump Broke?

There is no progressive future without a serious fight to reclaim the judiciary from the grips of conservative judges.

Elie Mystal

Politicians

Ramsey Clark’s Choices

The former attorney general, who died April 9, remained true to his principles.

Stephen Gillers

Biden Has a Chance to End the Jail-to-Deportation Pipeline

But the immigration reform bill currently making its way through Congress carries over punitive policies from previous administrations.

Carla Gomez, Hena Mansori and Sophia Gurulé

McConnell Has No Trouble With Corporate Speech—as Long as It Takes the Form of Bribery

The minority leader has a problem with corporations that call out Jim Crow voting restrictions. But he’s still happy to take their dirty money,

John Nichols

Coronavirus and Politics

The Tiredness Virus

Covid-19 has driven us into a collective fatigue.

Byung-Chul Han

We’re at the Beginning of the End of Covid-19. Now What?

There may be light at the end of the tunnel, but foot by foot we keep extending that tunnel in front of us, giving the virus new hosts and new territory to spread into.

Gregg Gonsalves

Saving Lives and Going Hungry: NYC Ambulance Workers Demand Higher Pay

EMTs and paramedics have been protesting low wages and disrespect from the New York City government since the 1980s.

Martha Pskowski