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In the Cuban Sphere
February 21st, 2018, 05:00 AM

Patrick Iber

Was Castro's Cuba a model for anti-imperialism in Latin America or a source of instability in the region?

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Trumps’s Go-Nowhere Memo on Banning Bump Stocks
February 20th, 2018, 05:00 AM

George Zornick

A symbolic move, but one that won’t change any gun laws.

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New York’s Separate and Unequal Schools
February 20th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Michelle Chen

The nation’s most diverse public school district is also its most divided.

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The Pentagon Wants to Spend $716 Billion Next Year
February 20th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Danny Sjursen

And it is justifying that by playing on fear.

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Support Young People Taking Action to End Gun Violence
February 20th, 2018, 05:00 AM

NationAction

You can also join a campaign to kick politicians beholden to the gun lobby out of office.

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We Need a Better System for Addressing Olympic Doping
February 20th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Ronald Katz

A bungled response to Russian doping allegations shows that our regulatory patchwork is disorganized and unjust.

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Andrew Brandt on Colin Kaepernick and the Business of the NFL
February 20th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Dave Zirin

The former Packers executive talks activism in the NFL and the NBA.

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Pussy Patrol
February 20th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Sarah Stolar

Feminist posse on the alert.

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Congress Can Act Right Now to Prevent Interference in the 2018 Elections
February 19th, 2018, 05:00 AM

John Nichols

Better voting machines and more secure systems are possible.

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LeBron James Flips the Script—Again
February 19th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Dave Zirin

Fox News’s Laura Ingraham’s telling him to “shut up and dribble” elicited a sharp response not only from James but from much of the sports world.

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Everything’s Okay
February 19th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Bruce MacKinnon

The NRA’s cover band

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Austin Just Brought Paid Sick Leave to the South
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Jimmy Tobias

Thanks to a savvy, progressive coalition, Austinites will no longer have to work through heart attacks, flus, and stomach bugs.

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How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

George Zornick

The president’s budget proposal is a shocking assault on millions of people who rely on rental assistance. 

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6 Ways to Rein In Today’s Toxic Monopolies
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Stacy Mitchell

Monopolies are strangling competition and cutting off opportunity. Here’s how to stop them.

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Fake News? It’s Nothing New to African Americans.
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Walter Mosley

Fixing it requires the public airwaves to reflect the nation’s true diversity.

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The Russiagate Intelligence Wars: What We Do and Don’t Know
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Bob Dreyfuss

The Carter Page saga, and the battle over the dueling GOP and Democratic memos, is only one chapter in the investigation.

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Is Kenya Sliding Toward Dictatorship?
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Karen Rothmyer

Like Daniel arap Moi in 1982, Uhuru Kenyatta has embarked on a course of action that threatens hard-won democratic gains.

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David and Goliath: How Qatar Defeated the Saudi and UAE Annexation Plot
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Juan Cole

Emir Sheikh Tamim’s refusal to even discuss the Saudi/UAE demands has made him a national hero in Qatar.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Great, Unless You Want Actually Functioning Infrastructure
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Michelle Chen

The plan’s private partnership model will pour public funds into corporate coffers.

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I’m a Founding Investor in Blue Apron, and Let Me Tell You: Trump’s ‘Harvest Box’ Is No Blue Apron
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Joseph N. Sanberg

The boxes are the epitome of hypocrisy for a party that spent eight years howling with rage about a first lady who just wanted school lunches to include more vegetables.

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Want to Help Fight Mass Incarceration? There’s an App for That
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Arvind Dilawar

The web service Appolition rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and donates the difference to get people out of jail.

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Into the Latin American Songbook
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Julyssa Lopez

No contemporary artist has reimagined Latin American folk songs as elegantly and tenderly as Natalia Lafourcade.

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PHOTOS: Since Standing Rock, 56 Bills Have Been Introduced in 30 States to Restrict Protests
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Zoë Carpenter

In the year since the last activists were evicted, the crackdown on journalists and activists has only intensified.

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Saturday Night Massacre
February 16th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Steve Brodner

Past as Prologue?

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The Real Reason Americans Don’t Care About the Costs of War
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Stephanie Savell

And what we can do to change that.

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The Far Right Is a Growing Threat in Greece
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Yiannis Baboulias

This is what happens when the ruling leftist party accepts austerity: polarization, fear, and “Trumpism on the Mediterranean.”

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Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Speaks Out Against the NRA
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Dave Zirin

Figures from the sports world are issuing calls to action in the wake of yesterday’s horrendous shooting.

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Bijan Stephen Strikes a Chord as New Music Critic for ‘The Nation’
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Press Room

Joins the magazine’s growing roster of critics to cover music.

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These Students Used Twitter to Make a Racist Group Chat Public
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Jordana Rosenfeld

As white-supremacist propaganda appears more frequently on college campuses, do students have a right to know who thinks it’s a joke?

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The alt-R&B of Rhye
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Bijan Stephen

Despite all of the sex baked into Blood, the album is striking for the sense of solitude that lurks beneath its surface.

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The Family Medical Leave Act Is a Quarter-Century Old This Year—and in Desperate Need of an Update
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Michelle Chen

A national paid-leave program could bring immeasurable benefits to working parents.

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How Trump Is Undermining the Fight Against Mass Shootings
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

George Zornick

Look at the budget numbers, not the press-conference rhetoric. 

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Trump’s Syria Policy: Perpetual War Without Debate
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

James Carden

How is this Constitutional?

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By the Numbers: The Rise of Monopolies
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Emmalina Glinskis

Industry consolidation has squashed competition and created huge profits for a tiny elite.

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Trump on Domestic Violence
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Calvin Trillin

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Letters From the March 12, 2018, Issue
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Our Readers

The art of nonviolence… California dreaming… In defense of male feminists… The president cuts a rug… What this country needs… Charles Murray, creationist… We’re with Kap… About time… Missed opportunity…

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Comix Nation
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Matt Bors

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What Axes Are Good For
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Brad Trumpfheller

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Puzzle No. 3457
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto

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Choose Your Poison
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

India Tresselt

Let truth be thy medicine and medicine be thy truth.

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Life Among the Bundists
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Through his family history, Mark Mazower maps the upheavals and dislocations of early 20th-century Europe and Russia.

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Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Stacy Mitchell

The company is a radically new kind of monopoly with ambitions that dwarf those of earlier empires.

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How Monopolies Gamed the System
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

The Nation

And why we need to change the rules—again.

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Does Monopoly Power Explain Workers’ Stagnant Wages?
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Bryce Covert

As industries get more concentrated, workers have fewer employment options—and less leverage to get a raise.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Immigration
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Laila Lalami

Donald Trump is changing the terms of the debate. How should progressives respond?

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Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Big Fight’ Against Monopolies
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

George Zornick

Warren speaks to The Nation about power, markets, and breaking up corporate giants.

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Meet the World’s Most Feared Antitrust Enforcer
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Mike Konczal

Margrethe Vestager, the EU commissioner for competition, discusses leveling the economic playing field.

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Special Investigation: The Dirty Secret Behind Warren Buffett’s Billions
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

David Dayen

America’s favorite investor loves monopoly, not free markets.

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Elizabeth Warren: The New Monopolies Are Destroying Our Economy and Democracy
February 15th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener

George Zornick speaks to the senator, David Dayen on Warren Buffett, and Katha Pollitt on Trump and women.

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Does Katie Roiphe Understand What a Sex Panic Is?
February 14th, 2018, 05:00 AM

Katha Pollitt

There are many examples of sex-related miscarriages of justice. #MeToo is not one of them.

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