On a Rapidly Warming Planet, Home Is a Luxury

The importance of place and the draw of home is at odds with the future we have created for our planet.

Jane Braxton Little

America’s Suburbs Are Breeding Grounds for Fascism

Hate against trans people is rising, but the suburbs are what gives this hate its fervor and popularity.

P.E. Moskowitz

The Racist, Insulting Resurgence of Work Requirements

Work requirements expose the nasty underbelly of the vaunted American work ethic. We would rather the poor starve than risk that they might spend less time on the job.

Bryce Covert

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Mike Pence’s Presidential Amnesia

The former vice president has entered the ring for the 2024 Republican nomination—he just wants you to forget he ever set foot in the White House.

Chris Lehmann
Chris Christie speaking in front of a large American flag.

Chris Christie Tries to Go Big. It Doesn’t Work.

Polling at less than 1 percent, Christie is welcomed to the 2024 race by those who think he’ll knock Trump out. He failed at that before, and again Tuesday.

Joan Walsh
Protesters gather in the atrium of Atlanta City Hall to protest Cop City on Monday, June 5, 2023.

Atlanta Is Trying to Crush the Opposition to “Cop City” by Any Means Necessary

Mass arrests. Trumped-up charges. Brutal violence. They’re all part of the city’s effort to destroy the movement against the infamous police facility.

Hannah Riley

State Politics


The US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Friday, June 2, 2023. The Senate passed legislation to suspend the US debt ceiling and impose restraints on government spending through the 2024 election, ending a drama that threatened a global financial crisis. Photographer: Nathan Howard/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Once More, the Washington Debt Ceiling Ritual Ends in a Lousy Deal

What cuts there are come in all the wrong places.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Representatives Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Pramila Jayapal D-Wash.), and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) talk with reporters outside the U.S. Capitol after the House passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act

Here’s Why Principled Progressives Opposed a Cruel and Destructive Debt Ceiling Deal

These Democrats defied their president and their party leaders to vote against a deal that harms families, the poor, and the environment.

John Nichols
Pennsylvania state House Rep. Sara Innamorato discuss a matter with her staff on February 22, 2019, in Pittsburgh.

Before 2024, Look to the States

Local victories don’t often make national headlines, but they make real and tangible change possible.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Right

The Presidency

US President Joe Biden speaks to the Democratic National Committee at an event in Washington, D.C., on November 10, 2022.

D.D. Guttenplan on Biden and the Vision Thing; Plus Disappearing Islands

On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, The Nation’s editor looks at the 2024 campaign, and Christina Gerhardt talks about climate change.

Jon Wiener

There’s Never a Debt Ceiling for the Military-Industrial Complex

While the Biden-McCarthy deal denies food to hungry people, it increases Pentagon spending by tens of billions.

John Nichols

The Debt Deal Is a Tragedy

The debt-limit agreement entrenches long-term austerity. It was a huge GOP win.

James K. Galbraith


Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, talks prior to a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C. in 2013.

The Convenient Myth of “Humane” Wars

How America hides the human toll of its military machine.

Norman Solomon
Urban sprawl, Las Vegas, Nev.

The Case Against Homeownership

Instead of perpetuating the Ponzi scheme of private property for some, we should be demanding economic security for all.

Jane Chung
A Wrinkle in Crime

A Wrinkle in Crime


Steve Brodner

Coronavirus and Politics

A Covid-19 memorial done in collaboration between Naming the Lost Memorials, City Lore and Green-Wood Cemetery, at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on May 08, 2023.

It’s Not “Unreasonable” to Want to Change Our Rotten Health Care System

The pandemic showed how callous, unequal, and ineffective American health care can be—but some medical bigwigs seem to want people to stop pointing that out.

Gregg Gonsalves

Covid Has Left Deep Wounds in America’s Rural Communities

The virus tore at the bonds of solidarity in rural areas like Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Many of the scars have yet to heal.

Anne N. Sosin

Now More Than Ever, We Need to Fight, Not Despair

The never-ending Covid toll, the government’s indifference to this suffering—it’s easy to feel helpless about all of it. But we have to keep resisting.

Gregg Gonsalves