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How The Nation Is Facing The New Era Of Journalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media

Victor Navasky -- The Nation’s editor for 18 years, publisher for 10, and now publisher emeritus -- has a saying about the magazine: “What’s goo...

Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, set to begin in mid-January, is shaping up as a major battle in the U.S. government's siege against whistleblowing.

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.

Crimea and the Left: It's an Intellectual Wasteland Out There

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It's time for leftist intellectuals and activists to conduct a serious re-assessment and rethink of their movement. To do otherwise could relegate the left to irrelevance or, even worse, ridicule and embarrassment for some time to come.

The Biggest, Baddest Prison Profiteer of Them All

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jesse Lava

Profiting off mass incarceration is a dirty business. When private prison company Corrections Corporation of America squanders taxpayer money and runs facilities rife with human rights abuses, it's dragging its own name through the mud.

When Did 'To Serve and Protect' Become 'To Seize and Profit'?

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jesse Lava

Under many civil asset forfeiture laws around the country, cops can take people's money and property without proving anyone guilty, or indeed without even making an arrest. The more they seize, the better off their departments are.

As Immigration Reform Comes Up Again, Watch This Private Prison Company

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jesse Lava

The country's biggest for-profit prison companies already pull in hundreds of millions of dollars a year locking up immigrants in federal custody. They stand to pull in even more money if the new laws generate lots of new prisoners.

Should It Cost Less to Get Out of Jail If You're Rich?

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jesse Lava

We shouldn't have two criminal justice systems -- one for the rich and one for the rest of us. The commercial bail industry needs to know we're watching.

If You Get Sick, Pray These Guys Don't Treat You (Video)

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jesse Lava

Corizon is just one of the many powerful companies getting rich off mass incarceration. As long as Corizon is motivated by its bottom line rather than the health of prisoners, there will always be a perverse incentive to not provide treatment.

Meet the Prison Phone Company Profiting Off Love (VIDEO)

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jesse Lava

Prisoners are often housed hundreds of miles from their families, making phone the only way to connect on a routine basis. Global Tel*Link's high rates allow the company to profiteer off this basic human need.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- But Pay Me a Living Wage

Michael Winship | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.

Diving Into the Wreck: Reviewing the Reviewer

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

The Nation's Ange Mlinko attempted recently to revise the reputation of the late poet Adrienne Rich in a wandering gesture at literary analysis. Readers of this review may find it difficult to tell if Mlinko wishes to gingerly embrace Rich -- or kill her off with a Big Thinky Gun.

The Nation and George Lois Speak Truth to Power

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 10.16.2012 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

Starting August 20th, The Nation will be running a weekly Lois ad featuring a Timeless Whopper -- a shameless lie and a close-up of the politician who told it, his or her face crowned with a Pinocchio nose.

Dissent and the Digital Natives

Andrew Lenoir | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Andrew Lenoir

While discontent with politics as usual is not new, the means of dealing with the system's structure is changing quickly. Maybe the Internet isn't here to allow us to escape our world, but change it for the better.

What Does Juan Williams' Firing Say About Journalism?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"[Juan] Williams is just the latest big-name reporter, after Rich Sanchez and Helen Thomas, to be fired for expressing a personal opinion about a sens...

Lowering the Bar on Activism

Mira Schor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mira Schor

Political activism can be time-consuming, dangerous, and often seems futile -- so I suggest that these days activism can grow from very modest gestures in daily life.

Insights from Ogilvy 360 DI Gov 2.0 Exchange Panelists

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

What is Gov 2.0? What are some of the trends and opportunities in this space? What are some of the exciting break throughs? How can an organization...