Politics

Frozen Between Two Languages 

For Asian Americans, the fear of violence is real. Because of an incident six years ago, I'm still worried whenever my grandpa goes out alone.

Seohee Jung

Democrats Must Become As Brave and Righteous as Abortion-Clinic Escorts

To win back abortion rights, Democrats need to learn how to fight the moral battle being waged by anti-abortion theocrats—something clinic escorts do every day.

Elie Mystal

The School Board Culture War

Republicans are pushing national wedge issues to the local level, but smart progressives are beating them.

John Nichols

Latest in Politics

Summer Lee Is Exactly What a Democrat Should Be

Summer Lee Is Exactly What a Democrat Should Be

A super PAC is smearing Lee as a threat to the Democratic Party as she campaigns to become the first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in Congress.

John Nichols
A man in a suit stands at a lectern

“The New York Times” Has Badly Lost Its Bearings

Its next editor, Joe Kahn, needs to get it back on course.

Dan Froomkin
Midge Decter speaking a lectern

Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach

The obituaries for the founding mother of neoconservatism fail to give a sense of how vile her opinions really were.

Jeet Heer

State Politics

Progressives

Nina Turner

In Ohio, a Primary Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Progressive leader Nina Turner challenges establishment incumbent Shontel Brown in the state’s 11th Congressional District.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Greg Casar Texas

Are Latino Voters Actually Fleeing the Democratic Party?

In Texas, unapologetically progressive Latinx candidates saw victories across the state, contradicting the claims of an exodus from the Democratic Party.

Steve Phillips
Boston Reds Players League

Lockouts, Strikeouts, and Baseball’s Missed Opportunity

Learning from the 1890 Players League.

Robert Ross

The Right

The Presidency

Under Biden, the Border Wall Is More Powerful Than Ever

Under Biden, the Border Wall Is More Powerful Than Ever

Officials continue to promote a border-wall system that’s increasingly profitable—and more than ever like something out of a science-fiction movie.

Todd Miller

The Democrats’ Losing Strategy

The last two Democratic administrations tried the “you don’t know how good you’ve got it” line and got trounced.

John Nichols and The Nation

End All Federal Contracting With Amazon Until It Stops Union-Busting

Bernie Sanders wants Biden to bar corporations that attack unions from getting government contracts.

John Nichols

Politicians

The GOP's Pedophilia Smears Are An Incitement to Violence

The GOP's Pedophilia Smears Are An Incitement to Violence

The fusion of QAnon and Pizzagate conspiracy theories with a homophobic moral panic makes the current Republican grooming smears a threat to the physical safety of LGBTQ people.

Jeet Heer
Steve Schmidt Is Right: The Degeneration of the GOP Began Long Before Trump

Steve Schmidt Is Right: The Degeneration of the GOP Began Long Before Trump

Operatives with ties to “Putin’s oligarch” ran John McCain’s campaign.

John Nichols
Congress Leaves Those Most Endangered by Covid in the Lurch

Congress Leaves Those Most Endangered by Covid in the Lurch

The pandemic’s profoundly unequal toll has been made much worse by congressional inaction.

Benjy Renton, Oni Blackstock and Julia Raifman

Coronavirus and Politics

Famed Chicago Alt-Weekly Barely Survives a Covid Scare

Famed Chicago Alt-Weekly Barely Survives a Covid Scare

When the Chicago Reader’s editor sent the co-owner’s anti-vax column to be fact-checked, the fallout nearly killed the paper.

J. Duncan Moore Jr.

Biden Must Not Allow Big Pharma to Hoard Vaccine Technology

The United States has an obligation to help vaccinate the world.

Ady Barkan

Nurses Are Fighting Back—but the Nightmare Continues

Despite a wave of strikes spurred by the pandemic, they are still working in unsustainable conditions and hospitals are dangerously understaffed.

Bryce Covert