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Russia's Attacks on Democracy Aren't Only a Problem for America

Joshua Holland And that's a problem for skeptics of Russian meddling. The post Russia's Attacks on Democracy Aren't Only a Problem for America appeared first on The Nation.

White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity

Dave Zirin We are reminded that there is a difference between calling for justice and calling for peace. The post White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity appeared first on The Nation.

Why Steve Bannon Calls White Supremacists 'Clowns' and 'Losers'

Jon Wiener Bannon says he is leaving the White House to go to war for Trump. The post Why Steve Bannon Calls White Supremacists 'Clowns' and 'Losers' appeared first on The Nation.

Durham Residents Turned Out En Masse to Counter White Supremacists

Barry Yeoman The fear was that Klansmen would come to replicate the violence that had just racked Charlottesville. The post Durham Residents Turned Out En Masse to Counter White Supremacists appeared first on The Nation.

Keep the Blame Where It Belongs

Leslie Savan In the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, too many media outlets used headlines that implied that both sides were at fault. The post Keep the Blame Where It Belongs appeared first on The Nation.

The Stain Steve Bannon Put on Donald Trump's Presidency Cannot Be Washed Away

John Nichols The White House chief strategist has had a profound influence on Trump and, tragically for America, that influence will linger. The post The Stain Steve Bannon Put on Donald Trump's Presidency Cannot Be Washed Away appeared first on The Nation.

Trump's White House Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Supremacist Terrorism

David Neiwert Right-wing extremists are behind numerous incidents of domestic terror, but the government has opted to ignore the threat. The post Trump's White House Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Supremacist Terrorism appeared first on The Nation.

The Secret to This Video Game? You Can't Win.

Robert Greenwald Brave New Films created a game that mimics the feeling of being trapped in debt. The post The Secret to This Video Game? You Can't Win. appeared first on The Nation.

A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn't Ridiculous—It's Terrifying

Jake Bittle The Facebook CEO destroyed privacy as we know it. Imagine what he'd do in the White House. The post A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn't Ridiculous—It's Terrifying appeared first on The Nation.

Chris Long Makes the Gesture We've Been Waiting For

Dave Zirin I thought it was important that athletes with my skin color stood up with others protesting for racial equality.' With that line, a conversation has been changed. The post Chris Long Makes the Gesture We've Been Waiting For appeared first on The Nation.

The Latest Predatory Banking Practice You Haven't Heard About: Auto Loans

Michelle Chen The subprime auto-loan industry is now worth about $26 billion. The post The Latest Predatory Banking Practice You Haven't Heard About: Auto Loans appeared first on The Nation.

A Pitiless Heist Movie

Stuart Klawans The one thing you can't do is look away from Benny and Josh Safdie's acidly titled Good Time. The post A Pitiless Heist Movie appeared first on The Nation.

It's Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses

Katha Pollitt Democracy, such as it is, really is in danger. The post It's Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses appeared first on The Nation.

There's 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions

Tom Engelhardt Hint: It's not North Korea, Russia, or Iran. The post There's 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions appeared first on The Nation.

Political Conflict Over Historical Monuments, From Charlottesville to Moscow

Stephen F. Cohen Today's conflicts over American slavery and Stalin's Great Terror reveal similar controversies as well as an unknown Putin. The post Political Conflict Over Historical Monuments, From Charlottesville to Moscow appeared first on The Nation.

Can these Cities Block Texas's Vile Anti-Immigrant Agenda?

Jimmy Tobias A massive urban resistance is working to stop SB4 from taking effect in the Lone Star State. The post Can these Cities Block Texas's Vile Anti-Immigrant Agenda? appeared first on The Nation.

White Nationalists in Charlottesville and the White House: Eric Foner

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener Plus Bob Dreyfuss on Paul Manafort, and Robert Lipsyte on Trump and golf. The post White Nationalists in Charlottesville and the White House: Eric Foner appeared first on The Nation.

Three Days in August

Nadezda Azhgikhina They remain in history as a heroic and inspired experience of civic awakening, the unexpected and joyous understanding that everyone's personal choice has meaning and the future of the country depends on that choice. The post Three Days in August appeared first on The Nation.

Cutting Off Payments to Palestinian Families Won't Stop Terrorism

Lara Friedman It also might amount to collective punishment, which is illegal.  The post Cutting Off Payments to Palestinian Families Won't Stop Terrorism appeared first on The Nation.

Eric Foner: White Nationalists, Neo-Confederates, and Donald Trump

Jon Wiener The historian and author explains how racism is part of the Trump family DNA. The post Eric Foner: White Nationalists, Neo-Confederates, and Donald Trump appeared first on The Nation.

Democrats Can Win Rural Voters by Taking on Big Agriculture

David Dayen Identifying the corporate power that holds back farm communities could revive Democratic fortunes.  The post Democrats Can Win Rural Voters by Taking on Big Agriculture appeared first on The Nation.

Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?

Juan Cole  Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost. The post Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East? appeared first on The Nation.

Fire the White Supremacists, Topple the Confederate Statues, Crack Down on the Violent Fascists

John Nichols This is about more than Trump—this is about what America must do. Now. The post Fire the White Supremacists, Topple the Confederate Statues, Crack Down on the Violent Fascists appeared first on The Nation.

Wanna Save the Planet? Follow the Haida Nation's Example.

Mark Dowie Indigenous peoples steward 80 percent of earth's biological diversity but need sovereignty to resist corporate plunder. The amazing triumph of the Haida shows how to get there. The post Wanna Save the Planet? Follow the Haida Nation's Example. appeared first on The Nation.

Not Rights but Justice: It's Time to Make Nazis Afraid Again

Natasha Lennard The history of anti-fascism is not one of asking; it's one of direct confrontation. The post Not Rights but Justice: It's Time to Make Nazis Afraid Again appeared first on The Nation.

Amid Crisis in Brazil, the Evangelical Bloc Emerges as a Political Power

Omar G. EncarnaciĂłn In the world's largest Catholic country, a rival Christian movement could select Brazil's next president. The post Amid Crisis in Brazil, the Evangelical Bloc Emerges as a Political Power appeared first on The Nation.

Can Medicare for All Succeed?

Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein, Ida Hellander, Joshua Holland Some readers took issue with Joshua Holland's recent article on the challenges of achieving universal health coverage through Medicare expansion. The post Can Medicare for All Succeed? appeared first on The Nation.

Trump's Message to the Country: #NotAllNazis

Dave Zirin The press conference of August 15th will live in infamy. The post Trump's Message to the Country: #NotAllNazis appeared first on The Nation.

Fight Hate by Standing Up for Immigrants

NationAction You can also join the campaign to remove Confederate monuments and learn more about the history of white-supremacy movements in the United States. The post Fight Hate by Standing Up for Immigrants appeared first on The Nation.

Why the Battle for India's Past Is a Fight for Its Future

Kanishk Tharoor Seventy years after partition, India's ruling party is using history to divide the country. The post Why the Battle for India's Past Is a Fight for Its Future appeared first on The Nation.

In Charlottesville, It Felt Like the Confederacy Was Trying to Rise Again

Jordan Green But progressives, leftists, and people of conscience were determined not to let the hate warriors get their way. The post In Charlottesville, It Felt Like the Confederacy Was Trying to Rise Again appeared first on The Nation.

No, We Don't Need a 'War' on Domestic Issues

Rebecca Gordon Military rhetoric only serves to dehumanize public issues rather than to treat them. The post No, We Don't Need a 'War' on Domestic Issues appeared first on The Nation.

How the Police Failed in Charlottesville

Alex S. Vitale Police must learn from past protests to avoid stoking further violence. The post How the Police Failed in Charlottesville appeared first on The Nation.

Can Jeff Sessions Provide Justice for Heather Heyer?

Katrina vanden Heuvel Sessions's perverted sense of justice continues to undermine civil rights, not protect them. The post Can Jeff Sessions Provide Justice for Heather Heyer? appeared first on The Nation.

Threat Level: Bright Orange

Tom Tomorrow Forget North Korea and the KKK, it's the scary, scary immigrants that will bring us down. The post Threat Level: Bright Orange appeared first on The Nation.

Frank Rich: Wallowing in Watergate

Jon Wiener Will the Trump presidency end like Nixon's? The post Frank Rich: Wallowing in Watergate appeared first on The Nation.

Historical Amnesia About Slavery Is a Tool of White Supremacy

Mychal Denzel Smith Where we have condemned slavery, we as a country have refused to condemn its defenders. The post Historical Amnesia About Slavery Is a Tool of White Supremacy appeared first on The Nation.

The Deportation of Teen Soccer Star Lizandro Claros

Dave Zirin Feeling the effects of the Trump era, from youth sports to the pros. The post The Deportation of Teen Soccer Star Lizandro Claros appeared first on The Nation.

Could a Universal Basic Income Work in the US?

Michelle Chen The idea is simple: The government gives out enough money for people to live on—and they give it to everyone. The post Could a Universal Basic Income Work in the US? appeared first on The Nation.

Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family?

Bob Dreyfuss He sits atop a massive tangle of ties to Russia, pro-Russian Ukrainians, and shady New York real-estate deals. The post Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family? appeared first on The Nation.

Fighting White Supremacy Means Owning Up to American History

Collier Meyerson Trump's failure to swiftly condemn racist violence is appalling. But he's right that it's always been part of this country's story. The post Fighting White Supremacy Means Owning Up to American History appeared first on The Nation.

Here's What You Can Do After Charlottesville

NationAction Join the continuing fight against the hatred on display this weekend and too often throughout our nation's history The post Here's What You Can Do After Charlottesville appeared first on The Nation.

The Charlottesville Syllabus

Peter Rothberg Studying hate is critical to countering it. The post The Charlottesville Syllabus appeared first on The Nation.

Trump Messes with the Russia Investigation at His Own Peril

Elizabeth Holtzman Whatever tricks Trump may use to remove Robert Mueller, they will not automatically shield him from accountability. The post Trump Messes with the Russia Investigation at His Own Peril appeared first on The Nation.

Will Charlottesville Provoke White Athletes to Stand Up Against Racist Hate?

Dave Zirin Want to demoralize the fascist right? We need their white athletic heroes telling them to go to hell. The post Will Charlottesville Provoke White Athletes to Stand Up Against Racist Hate? appeared first on The Nation.