Article – The Nation
‘Sports Illustrated’ Gets Everything About Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Wrong
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Dave Zirin
The magazine asks, “What if Muhammad Ali had never met Malcolm X?” The answer is disturbing.
A New Organization Is Battling Russia’s Culture of Impunity
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Nadezda Azhgikhina
To end the attacks on journalists, activists, and writers, Freedom of Speech is standing for the best traditions of Russian civil society.
It Has Been Four Years Since the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse—How Much Has Changed?
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Michelle Chen
Bangladesh’s textile workers still struggle for fair pay, safe working conditions, and, most importantly, a voice on the job.
Donald Trump Is the President Our Military Leaders Always Dreamed About
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Tom Engelhardt
Don’t fool yourself—Donald is anything but an isolationist.
Meet the Radical Workers’ Cooperative Growing in the Heart of the Deep South
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Peter Moskowitz
Cooperation Jackson is trying to build an alternative economy for the city’s majority-black residents.
New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for 3-Year-Olds
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Jarrett Murphy
With “3-K for All in NYC,” Bill de Blasio is ramping up the fight against educational inequality.
Trump’s Attacks on Immigrants Are a Gift for Bad Bosses
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Terri Gerstein
Protecting the rights of the most vulnerable workers is about to get significantly harder—and that’s bad for all workers.
Frances Fitzgerald: Why Did White Evangelicals Vote For Our Immoral President?
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Jon Wiener
About 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump.
The First 100 Days of Resistance Restored Our Faith in Democracy
April 24th, 2017, 12:54 PM
John Nichols
But progressives must continue to take to the streets—and push Democrats to offer a real alternative.
Scientists Are Marching Because Things Are Not Normal
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Zoë Carpenter
The Trump administration threatens the integrity of scientific research and the citizens who depend on it.
Why Is Arkansas Rushing to Execute Its Prisoners?
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Jess McHugh
The overseers of our capital punishment system are increasingly standing alone. 
The Stunning Disappearance of Candidate Trump
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Robert L. Borosage
And how Democrats must respond to his broken promises.
An Arizona Legislator Gave an Invocation That Didn’t Mention God. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
John Nichols
According to Republicans, there are certain prayers you can’t make in the state House.
As We Approach the Peoples Climate March, Here Are Six Ways to Fight to Save the Planet
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Brandon Jordan
The stakes are higher than ever before.
Why Are Bureaucrats—Not Judges—Deciding Whether Terminally Ill Prisoners Die Behind Bars?
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Robert Greenwald, Mary Price
This is not how our “compassionate release” system is supposed to work.
The CFPB Just Sued a Crooked Mortgage Servicer, but Indicted Itself
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
David Dayen
The lawsuit against Ocwen is welcome, but should have happened four years ago.
Could Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon Win the French Presidency?
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Paul Cohen
Communism may be dead, but the struggle against capital has taken on new life in France.
It’s Not ‘McCarthyism’ to Demand Answers on Trump, Russia, and the Election
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Katha Pollitt
Using the language of the anticommunist witch hunt for this moment is a mistake.
New Cinema: ‘Norman’ and ‘Obit’
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Stuart Klawans
At a time when big names are everywhere, Norman and Obit are movies lovingly dedicated to the virtues of the small and the anonymous.
Undocumented Bakers Are Planning ‘A Day Without Bread’ This Friday
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Michelle Chen
The workers at New York City’s Tom Cat Bakery are asking consumers to show their support at the dining table.
How Congress Could Give Trump the Green Light to Go After Medical Marijuana
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
George Zornick
The government shutdown fight has big implications for medical marijuana patients. 
The Next Generation of Democratic Socialists Has Started Winning Local Elections
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
John Nichols
Campaigning for economic and social justice, they are winning municipal races in states like Illinois and Georgia.
It’s Time for the Left to Take Questions About Russia, Trump, and Hacking Seriously
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Joshua Holland
It’s healthy to be skeptical. But it’s possible to take skepticism too far.
How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Patrick Lawrence
The attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump’s capitulation to the imperial clique.
Scott Walker Just Cluelessly Exploited the Milwaukee Bucks to Suck Up to Trump
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Dave Zirin
In reality, the Bucks stand for everything that Scott Walker—and Donald Trump—are against.
The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Michael T. Klare
And the United States is complicit in their death.
Bill McKibben: This Is Our Last Chance to Save the Planet
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener
Plus, Frances Fitzgerald on evangelicals and Trump, and Andrew Bacevich on our endless war in Afghanistan.
An O’Reilly Defender
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Calvin Trillin
Obama From the Rearview Mirror
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Robert L. Borosage
The former president didn’t lose the argument with the right; he chose not to wage it.
The GOP’s Attacks on the Poor Are About to Get Stealthier
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Kai Wright
Are we ready?
Trump’s ‘Extreme’ Budget Is Just Paul Ryan’s Old Bad Plan With a Comb-Over
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Bryce Covert
Ryan avoided naming the popular programs that both politicians would cut.
Letters From the May 8/15, 2017, Issue
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Our Readers
Solidarity with striking Harvard workers… Health care for all!… What is feminism?… Resisting the right wing… America’s perpetual wars…
The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Collier Meyerson
He’s making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.
Puzzle No. 3431
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto
Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own
April 20th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Sarah Jaffe
Trump’s tax break was not enough. Truly addressing the plight of the American working class means confronting the problems of global capitalism.
Bye-Bye, Bill O’Reilly
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Joan Walsh
On and off screen, Bill O’Reilly helped create the sexist, racist, right-wing culture that was the Fox News brand.
Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Initiative Is a Lie
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
John Nichols
His executive order is full of loopholes designed to protect Wall Street and multinational corporations—at the expense of American workers.
What Betsy DeVos’s Emphasis on ‘Choice’ Means for School Segregation
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Michelle Chen
The education secretary’s policies stand to make divisions in our schools and neighborhoods worse, not better.
Why the New Cold War Is More Dangerous Than the Preceding One
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Stephen F. Cohen
Questionable but orthodox Cold War narratives make actual war with Russia more likely than during its 40-year predecessor.
The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism?
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
James Carden
The American media has excluded dissenting expert opinions in its rush to embrace Trump’s war on Syria.
Jon Ossoff’s Campaign Is an Expensive Sideshow
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
D.D. Guttenplan
The 30-year-old Democrat raised a ton of money and came close to 50 percent—but his near miss has few implications for the party nationwide.
Inside the Birth of a Trump-Inspired Intellectual Magazine
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Gideon Lewis-Kraus
Reading through American Affairs, one gets the sense that avoiding policy questions is as much a strategy as a politics.
On April 29, We March for the Future
April 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Bill McKibben
We’ll either save or doom the planet during the Trump administration. Don’t sit the Peoples Climate Mobilization out.
Trump to Erdogan: Congrats On Your Dictatorship!
April 18th, 2017, 12:54 PM
John Nichols
The president’s call to Turkey’s increasingly autocratic leader sends an awful message of disregard for democracy.
As the Rest of Us Pay Our Taxes, Demand That Wall Street Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share
April 18th, 2017, 12:54 PM
NationAction
The Trump administration wants to give the 1 percent even more of a break. 
The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions
April 18th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Juan Cole
If Trump and his cronies really cared about children killed by noxious gases, they wouldn’t be trying to spew ever more CO2 into the atmosphere.
Why We Can’t Afford to Send More Troops to the Middle East
April 18th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Danny Sjursen
Pursuing such policies would all but hand victory to ISIS and other extremist groups.
At Resistance School, Trump-Era Activists Learn To Get Down to the Roots of Things
April 18th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Sophia Sadinsky
Only by learning how to communicate our values can we plausibly enact them in the world.
The New Trump Trope
April 18th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Leslie Savan
In media coverage after the Syrian air strike, the conventional wisdom shifted to believing that the president’s relations with Russia stink.
These New Yorkers Are Covering Advertisements with Art
April 18th, 2017, 12:54 PM
Carlos Ballesteros
For the collective Art in Ad Places, advertising poisons the potential splendor of public space.