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Pre-Kindergarten news and analysis from The Nation
June 10, 2022
What Online Learning Taught Me
As an eighth-grade student in New York City, here’s what attending school during the pandemic was like for me.
December 22, 2021
Pramila Jayapal Is Not Having Any of Your Nonsense
The progressive leader discusses her last call with Joe Manchin, her frustration with the idea that “the Squad” and Bernie Sanders were right and she was wrong, and her determination to get a bill through… somehow.
December 16, 2021
Elizabeth Warren: Congress Must Expand the Supreme Court
The Massachusetts senator explains why the current court is a threat to democracy—and offers the latest on Build Back Better and voting rights.
November 9, 2021
The Anatomy of a Dog Whistle
Acting outside of our awareness, using frequencies we may not consciously hear, dog whistles evade our better angels on race.
October 29, 2021
Blame Manchin and Sinema for the Delay on the Infrastructure Vote
The Dysfunctional Duo have been gaslighting, not negotiating, on the Build Back Better plan. Progressives were right to demand a vote on the bill, not a “framework.”
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October 28, 2021
The Resistance Has Come Too Far to Stop Now
With the fight for Build Back Better raging, this is no time to shrink from the political fray.
October 19, 2021
Manchin’s Shameful Child Care Stance Isn’t Just Bad Politics. It’s Self-Defeating Policy.
The senator is forcing a choice among four crucial pillars of a holistic solution to help struggling families.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 14, 2021
No, We Don’t Have to Pick Just One Policy to Help Kids and Families!
And if Senator Joe Manchin is really pushing this, he should apologize to his West Virginia constituents—and the country.
October 4, 2021
Why the Media Is (Mostly) Screwing Up What’s Happening With Democrats
Progressives are the pragmatists; Conservadems are blocking Joe Biden’s agenda. That’s it. That’s the story.
October 1, 2021
When a Delay in Congress Is Actually a Win
A postponed vote on the infrastructure bill shows the growing power of progressives in Congress. Now, they have to figure out how to let voters know that.