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Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

How would I -- or you -- look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage...

Tom Hayden's Moment

Melinda Welsh | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Melinda Welsh

While I certainly can't claim to have been a close friend to Tom Hayden, news of his death hit me hard. His impact on my life has been sweeping. Like ...

The Conspiracy Behind the G-RAP War on American Soldiers

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Crime
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

In a complicated, twisted tale of alleged corruption and betrayal over budgetary wars, a presumed cover-up simmers at a colossal scale between the Army and the National Guard.

How to Uncover a Military Conspiracy

Joshua Kors | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Soon after I began reporting on the military, I uncovered something quite disturbing: that thousands of our wounded soldiers are being discharged from the military not for their injuries but for "personality disorder."

Major Progressive Publication Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

The Nation has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary, the first major publication to take a stand in the nominat...

'The Nation' To Launch Metered Paywall

The Nation | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.11.2016 | Media

In 2016, an election year, we rededicate ourselves to journalism of this import and impact. That’s why you won’t find empty clickbait on our websi...

The Art of Persuasion In the Age of Trump

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Even though Donald Trump wrote The Art of the Deal and frequently flaunts his entrepreneurial, branding and management skills as qualifications to run...

The Nation Is Giving Workers 4 Months Of Paid Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business

Here's a persuasive argument to join a union at work: You might wind up getting a decent amount of paid parental leave. Oh, and a raise. The progressi...

Joan Walsh Leaves Salon For The Nation Magazine

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.23.2015 | Media

The Nation magazine has hired Joan Walsh, a prominent Salon contributor who previously served as Salon's editor-in-chief for six years. Walsh, who sta...

Has Stephen Colbert Gone Soft?

The Nation | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Media

It was a no-brainer that Stephen Colbert as The Late Show host would be less politically edgy or hard hitting than he was on The Colbert Report. After...

3 Presidential Candidates Say 'No' To Fossil Fuel Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three of the candidates in the 2016 presidential race have pledged to shun campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Dem...

Attack on "Liberal Columnist" Spotlights Tragic Defeat of Family-Planning Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.18.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In her column, Pollitt provided the widely-known fact that insurance companies are not currently paying for the services and care provided by the LARC program.

AFI Docs: Where Policy Meets Art

Michael Rose | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

There are thousands of film festivals in the world. A festival for every flavor of filmmaking from features, shorts, animation, horror, women, wildlife, documentaries and even for films featuring moustaches. Each one's vying for eyeballs. There are just a handful of fests that are considered important.

Gabriel Arana

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...

'Masturbation Will Lead To Homosexuality': Sex-Ed In China Leaves LGBT Youth In The Dark

The Nation | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media

At the International Conference on Sexuality in Kunming, China, HIV/AIDS activist Humphrey Wou attended a panel on sex education, hoping to learn abou...

Finishing School for Pickets; Learning Insubordination

Howard Zinn | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Howard Zinn

With the dogwood on the Spelman College campus newly bloomed and the grass close-cropped and fragrant, an attractive, tawny-skinned girl crossed the lawn to her dormitory to put a notice on the bulletin board. It read: Young Ladies Who Can Picket Please Sign Below.

The Nation Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Oversize Issue Featuring Einstein, Chomsky, Steinbeck

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media

Drafted on July 8, 1865, and distributed to potential donors and subscribers, The Nation’s founding prospectus reads, “The week has been singularl...

Is Pacifica Radio Worth Saving?

The Nation | Matthew Lasar | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media

In October 1962, radio reporter Chris Koch was working in his office at Pacifica station WBAI in New York City when his colleague, journalist Richard ...

Investigative Reporter Alissa Figueroa Exposes Stunning Flaws in Veterans' Benefits System

Joshua Kors | Posted 02.28.2015 | Media
Joshua Kors

Figueroa's four-part series has ripped the cover off a corrupt branch of the veterans' benefits system, transforming the national conversation about why so many of our soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are being denied disability benefits and medical care.

3 Ways to Fight Mass Criminalization

Jordan Melograna | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

This isn't rocket science. If you put people who are sick in jail instead of a hospital they don't get better; if someone bounces between a cell and the street for years, they'll never find a stable place to live.

U.S. Should Pull Funding From Exxon's Deadly Pipeline Project

Doug Norlen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

It's time for Hochberg to step up to the plate and to withdraw his agency's loan from ExxonMobil's deadly Papua New Guinea LNG project.

New Documentary Reveals Secrets Behind An ExxonMobil Disaster

Ian T. Shearn and Olivier Pollet | Posted 05.01.2014 | Green

There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil’s $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, which was funded...

Directly Destroying Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich can buy more of everything. More food. More cars. More houses. More vacations. More boats. But for a democracy to function properly, they should be forbidden from buying more votes.

Will Feminists Innovate Out of the Ashes?

Aspen Baker | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Aspen Baker

While the pain and hurt that many feminists have experienced as a result of our online interactions with each other is quite real, I hope it is not the end of our story.

Why Online 'Toxicity' Between Women Isn't All About Race

Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Nina Bahadur

Regardless of an author's color, sexuality, gender identity, or anything else about them, it's a near-certainty that commenters will tear them down. Commenters will say, "you are wrong." They'll say, "what do you know about this topic?" They'll say, "you have the wrong priorities." They'll say, "you can't speak for me."