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The Republic of Rogue Island

Tom Cutterham Here's what one state's radical experiment after the American Revolution can tell us about democracy today. The post The Republic of Rogue Island appeared first on The Nation.

On Writers, the Media, and the Corruptions of Power

Patrick Lawrence Joel Whitney, whose book Finks is about the CIA's subversion of US culture, talks about the scars left by the Cold War. The post On Writers, the Media, and the Corruptions of Power appeared first on The Nation.

Bill O'Reilly Is America's Best-Selling Historian

Andrew J. Bacevich And other problems we need to solve before we can get out of this mess. The post Bill O'Reilly Is America's Best-Selling Historian appeared first on The Nation.

Will Last Year's Peace Treaty Survive, or Is the Past Prologue in Colombia?

Greg Grandin An interview with historian Robert Karl on the country's violent demobilization. The post Will Last Year's Peace Treaty Survive, or Is the Past Prologue in Colombia? appeared first on The Nation.

The Senate GOP Isn't Fixing Health Care. It's Waging Class War.

Zoë Carpenter A draft bill released Thursday offers tax cuts to the rich at the expense of the poor and the elderly. The post The Senate GOP Isn't Fixing Health Care. It's Waging Class War. appeared first on The Nation.

The Lessons We Learned From Jon Ossoff's Defeat

Robert L. Borosage The midterms will be much different, but Democrats need better candidates. The post The Lessons We Learned From Jon Ossoff's Defeat appeared first on The Nation.

This Union Ironworker Has a Plan to Beat Paul Ryan

John Nichols A construction worker takes on the speaker of the House—and sparks fly. The post This Union Ironworker Has a Plan to Beat Paul Ryan appeared first on The Nation.

Trumpcare Is the Most Unpopular Legislation in History

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener George Zornick on the health-care debacle, Sarah Leonard on socialism's appeal, and Jedediah Purdy on Thoreau.   The post Trumpcare Is the Most Unpopular Legislation in History appeared first on The Nation.

Why Are America's Suburbs Becoming Poorer?

Michelle Chen Contrary to popular perception, it's not just because poor people are moving out of the cities. The post Why Are America's Suburbs Becoming Poorer? appeared first on The Nation.

The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control

Juan Cole The US attempt to control the Syria-Iraq border will prolong the bloody Syrian civil war. The post The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control appeared first on The Nation.

Who Is Getting Rich Off the Secret Health-Care Overhaul?

George Zornick A small group of people knows what the public doesn't, and that's ripe for scandal. The post Who Is Getting Rich Off the Secret Health-Care Overhaul? appeared first on The Nation.

'The Nation' Launches 'Take Action Now'

Press Room A new activism resource helps readers connect to the resistance. The post 'The Nation' Launches 'Take Action Now' appeared first on The Nation.

Was a Cuban Missile Crisis Averted in Syria, the Transatlantic Alliance Ruptured, and Intelgate Exposed?

Stephen F. Cohen Though briefly noted by the mainstream media, we may have witnessed three essential truths about the new Cold War. The post Was a Cuban Missile Crisis Averted in Syria, the Transatlantic Alliance Ruptured, and Intelgate Exposed? appeared first on The Nation.

Trump and His Generals Are Playing a Dangerous Game in Syria

James Carden The recent events in Syria represent a remarkable break from the policy candidate Trump campaigned on last year. The post Trump and His Generals Are Playing a Dangerous Game in Syria appeared first on The Nation.

Jon Ossoff's Loss Should Be a Lesson to Corporate Democrats

D.D. Guttenplan It's time to bury the Panera Bread strategy. The post Jon Ossoff's Loss Should Be a Lesson to Corporate Democrats appeared first on The Nation.

Lisa, Laquanda, Machelle, and Kenya Were Sentenced as Children to Die in Prison

Danielle Wolffe Decades later, a Supreme Court ruling could give them their freedom. The post Lisa, Laquanda, Machelle, and Kenya Were Sentenced as Children to Die in Prison appeared first on The Nation.

The Troubled Resentencing of America's Juvenile Lifers

Jessica Pishko When SCOTUS outlawed mandatory juvenile life without parole, advocates celebrated—but the outcome has been anything but fair. The post The Troubled Resentencing of America's Juvenile Lifers appeared first on The Nation.

Trump's Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don't Matter in the War on Terror

Phyllis Bennis Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll. The post Trump's Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don't Matter in the War on Terror appeared first on The Nation.

California Is Massively Expanding One of the Most Effective Tools to Make Work Pay Better

Joseph N. Sanberg The number of families helped by the Golden State's Earned Income Tax Credit is about to triple. The post California Is Massively Expanding One of the Most Effective Tools to Make Work Pay Better appeared first on The Nation.

Agents of Inequality: How Wealth Managers to the Super-Rich Undermine Society and What We Can Do About It

Chuck Collins An expert on their secretive world explains how these shadowy practitioners of financial trickery help facilitate widespread tax evasion—and undermine democratic government. The post Agents of Inequality: How Wealth Managers to the Super-Rich Undermine Society and What We Can Do ...

Running for Governor, Stacey Abrams Has a Plan to Turn Georgia Blue

Joan Walsh She united the Democratic Party's competing wings to launch her historic campaign. Now she has to turn out a different kind of electorate. The post Running for Governor, Stacey Abrams Has a Plan to Turn Georgia Blue appeared first on The Nation.

This Is How the Trump Administration Will Privatize Our Infrastructure

David Dayen Public-private partnerships have been disasters for American cities. Naturally, Trump loves them. The post This Is How the Trump Administration Will Privatize Our Infrastructure appeared first on The Nation.

If Trump Is Julius Caesar, Then Americans Are a Confused and Violent Mob

Katha Pollitt Julius Caesar is hardly an endorsement of assassination—but neither is it the celebration of small-d democrats' that the Public Theatre wants it to be. The post If Trump Is Julius Caesar, Then Americans Are a Confused and Violent Mob appeared first on The Nation.

If the Media Keep Ignoring Health Care, We'll Lose It

Jeremy Slevin The Senate is attempting to gut Obamacare under a shroud of secrecy, and the strategy is working. The post If the Media Keep Ignoring Health Care, We'll Lose It appeared first on The Nation.

Trump Is Playing Into the Hands of the Saudi Regime

William D. Hartung Shortsighted and impressionable, our president is proving surprisingly easy to manipulate. The post Trump Is Playing Into the Hands of the Saudi Regime appeared first on The Nation.

Introducing 'Take Action Now,' a New Tool to Help You Connect to the Resistance

NationAction Every Tuesday, Take Action Now' will feature three actions involving time commitments ranging from five minutes to many days. The post Introducing 'Take Action Now,' a New Tool to Help You Connect to the Resistance appeared first on The Nation.

The Supreme Court Takes Up the Question of Whether Gerrymandering Is Unconstitutional

John Nichols The high court has taken a groundbreaking case that seeks to make elections fair, functional, and seriously competitive. The post The Supreme Court Takes Up the Question of Whether Gerrymandering Is Unconstitutional appeared first on The Nation.

On Trump, the Media's Malpractice Continues

Katrina vanden Heuvel The media—having learned the wrong lessons from the 2016 campaign—continue to keep Americans shocked rather than informed. The results are toxic to our democracy.  The post On Trump, the Media's Malpractice Continues appeared first on The Nation.

The Government Created This Zika Vaccine. Why Should Big Pharma Reap the Profits?

Richard Eskow Lawmakers are concerned that giving a drug company a monopoly on the promising vaccine could make it unaffordable.  The post The Government Created This Zika Vaccine. Why Should Big Pharma Reap the Profits? appeared first on The Nation.

Why It's So Hard for Insurgent Democrats to Defeat the Party's Old Guard

Bob Dreyfuss As recent races in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere show, the Democratic establishment has formidable financial and bureaucratic resources and won't go down without a fight. The post Why It's So Hard for Insurgent Democrats to Defeat the Party's Old Guard appeared first on The ...

Our Schools Are Actually Resegregating

Michelle Chen Here's one way to stop the trend.  The post Our Schools Are Actually Resegregating appeared first on The Nation.

LA vs. the Olympics

Dave Zirin The resistance to Los Angeles's Olympic bid is only growing.  The post LA vs. the Olympics appeared first on The Nation.

Trump's Very Honest Cabinet Meeting

Tom Tomorrow A genuinely historic percentage of the population finds you utterly repellant, Mr. President.' The post Trump's Very Honest Cabinet Meeting appeared first on The Nation.

Women Are Leading the Charge in Georgia's 6th Congressional District

Joan Walsh The local Indivisible chapter is campaigning hard for Jon Ossoff, but they have their eyes on a bigger prize as well. The post Women Are Leading the Charge in Georgia's 6th Congressional District appeared first on The Nation.

LIVE: Naomi Klein on Winning the World We Need

The Nation, Haymarket Books The acclaimed journalist and author joins Brit Marling to explain why just resisting Trump is not enough. The post LIVE: Naomi Klein on Winning the World We Need appeared first on The Nation.

Belief in 'American Gods'

Loren A. Lynch Based on a 2001 novel, the new TV show explores immigration, assimilation, and the march to modernity. The post Belief in 'American Gods' appeared first on The Nation.

How to Protect the Environment Where It's Worked by Human Hands

Madeline Ostrander In Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Miriam Horn reminds us what Middle America looks like as a place, not an ideology. The post How to Protect the Environment Where It's Worked by Human Hands appeared first on The Nation.

The Summer of Love Is Far More Relevant Today Than You Think

Ira Chernus Fifty years later, the hippies' rebellion against the national security state is more important than ever. The post The Summer of Love Is Far More Relevant Today Than You Think appeared first on The Nation.

Inside the Fight to Take Down the Confederate Monuments in New Orleans

Collier Meyerson Activists are taking on their city's racist legacy—and winning. The post Inside the Fight to Take Down the Confederate Monuments in New Orleans appeared first on The Nation.

A Major Global Foundation Just Pledged $1 Million to the Standing Rock Sioux

Abbey White And that's not the only good news the tribe received this month. The post A Major Global Foundation Just Pledged $1 Million to the Standing Rock Sioux appeared first on The Nation.

Karen Handel Has a Long History of Suppressing Votes

Ari Berman She's purged voter rolls, blocked Democratic candidates from running, and supported strict voter-ID laws. The post Karen Handel Has a Long History of Suppressing Votes appeared first on The Nation.

Another Terror Attack in London, as Grief and Anger Build in the Wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire

Maria Margaronis The conflagration was a lethal consequence of years of putting profit before people's lives. The post Another Terror Attack in London, as Grief and Anger Build in the Wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire appeared first on The Nation.

This Indigenous Group Traveled 500 Miles Across Argentina to Deliver a Simple Message

Brandon Jordan In the province of RĂ­o Negro, the Mapuche are engaged in the fight of their lives to protect their land. The post This Indigenous Group Traveled 500 Miles Across Argentina to Deliver a Simple Message appeared first on The Nation.

Mary Gaitskill Remains Open to Opposition

Larissa Pham The closest thing we get to a precept in Somebody with a Little Hammer is that we should all try to learn to think for ourselves—and, even then, things can go wrong. The post Mary Gaitskill Remains Open to Opposition appeared first on The Nation.

Colin Kaepernick, Philando Castile, and the Lost Wisdom of Roger Goodell's Father

Dave Zirin The need for radical voices has never been more pressing. Defending voices that are being silenced is a task for all of us. The post Colin Kaepernick, Philando Castile, and the Lost Wisdom of Roger Goodell's Father appeared first on The Nation.

The Police Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Is Found Not Guilty

Collier Meyerson Even a liberal enclave like the one Castile lived in, even having a licensed gun, like Castile had, cannot bring worth to a black man's life in the eyes of our racist justice system. The post The Police Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Is Found Not Guilty appeared first on The ...

Bernie Sanders Is a Russian Agent, and Other Things I Learned This Week

George Zornick A case study in how fake news is attracting liberals.  The post Bernie Sanders Is a Russian Agent, and Other Things I Learned This Week appeared first on The Nation.

DACA Stays, Even As the Federal Government Pursues DREAMers

Julianne Hing Trump will not revoke Obama's protections for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. But his administration is still going after some of them. The post DACA Stays, Even As the Federal Government Pursues DREAMers appeared first on The Nation.

The Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Not Over. Here's How You Can Join

Skanda Kadirgamar The water protectors and their allies have been taking aim at the project in a way that the companies behind it are sure to notice: by hitting them in their pocketbooks. The post The Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Not Over. Here's How You Can Join appeared first on The ...

Trump Is Appointing Racist Fake-News Purveyors to the Federal Bench

George Zornick A radical transformation of the judiciary is underway.  The post Trump Is Appointing Racist Fake-News Purveyors to the Federal Bench appeared first on The Nation.