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Society news and analysis from The Nation
Today 2:43 pm
Gutting Net Neutrality Is the Trump Administration’s Most Brutal Blow to Democracy Yet
This cannot be the end of a free and open Internet. Activists must fight on in the courts, in Congress, and in the streets.
Today 1:03 pm
Charles Barkley’s Politics Demand Criticism
The NBA legend speaks beautifully about class, but when it comes to race, his views leave much to be desired.
Today 12:40 pm
Under Trump, the Private-Prison Boom Shows No Sign of Slowing
A conversation with Lauren-Brooke Eisen on her new book on private prisons and the long shadow of mass incarceration.
Today 6:00 am
Savor This Victory: Doug Jones Is Taking Jeff Sessions’s Old Seat
Howell Raines on Alabama, Joan Walsh on #MeToo after Al Franken, and John Nichols on Net Neutrality.
Start Making Sense
Yesterday 4:39 pm
The Media Must Stop Normalizing Nazis
When one side is fascist, there’s no reason to show “both sides.”
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Yesterday 3:35 pm
Roy Moore Isn’t the Only One Who Thinks Dating Kids Is Fine
Just ask their parents first.
Patricia J. Williams
Yesterday 1:10 pm
Media Malpractice Is Criminalizing Better Relations With Russia
The pillorying of General Flynn and hounding of Secretary of State Tillerson equate détente with “collusion with the Kremlin.”
Stephen F. Cohen
Yesterday 7:00 am
The Second Klan
Linda Gordon’s new book captures how white supremacy has long been part of our political mainstream.
Kevin M. Kruse
Yesterday 6:00 am
6 Perspectives on the Future of #MeToo
Our writers reflect on how this remarkable moment of accountability can grow and endure.
December 12, 2017
What We Learned from Watching Doug Jones Beat A Predator
Alabama's future depends on building progressive infrastructure that can take on better candidates than Roy Moore.