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It’s Time to Rethink American Exceptionalism

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:50am
David Bromwich

To believe that our nation has always been exceptional requires a suppression of ordinary skepticism and a belief that calls for extraordinary arrogance.

The Cowardice of Bill Maher’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:59pm
Omar Ghabra

What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?

Revealed: A New Ethics Scandal Involving the GOP’s South Dakota Senate Candidate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:40am
Lee Fang

Documents obtained by The Nation show former Governor Mike Rounds’s campaign manager may have improperly awarded state economic incentives to firms in which he and the candidate held investments.

Can a ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ End the Criminalization of LA’s Most Vulnerable Residents?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:59am
John Thomason

After years of harassment by the police, homeless Angelenos and their allies fight back.

This City Came Up With a Simple Solution to Homelessness: Housing

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:00am
Kara Dansky

Salt Lake City’s Housing First initiative has reduced chronic homelessness by 72 percent. Now other cities are giving it a try.

Why GOP Control of the Senate Would Be a Disaster

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:38pm
The Editors

The Republican wrecking crew would hurt workers, women, minorities and the environment.

Can Rick Weiland Win in South Dakota?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:29pm
John Nichols

The Democratic Senate candidate's prairie populism has made him competitive in this red state.

Q&A: Laura Poitras

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:28pm

Hillary’s Nightmare?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:26pm
William Greider

Jim Webb raises deep questions about US militarism.

A Real Sharing Economy

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:21pm

Kailash Satyarthi’s Heroism

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:18pm
Robin Broad

The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.

On the Reappearance of Kim Jong-un

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:13pm

Exclusive Excerpt: How Pro-Choicers Can Take Back the Moral High Ground

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:35pm
Katha Pollitt

It’s time to claim abortion rights as a social good.

How Mitch McConnell Is Bending Every Last Campaign Finance Rule

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:33pm
Lee Fang

Post–Citizens United, candidates aren’t supposed to coordinate with “outside” spending groups—but even that minimal restriction isn’t being enforced.

The Tar Sands Pipeline of Politics

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:32pm
Steve Brodner

Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.

Will Catalonia Secede From Spain?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:31pm
Andy Robinson

Catalans are fed up with Madrid’s austerity and corruption—making November’s referendum nonbinding has only postponed the confrontation.

Comix Nation

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:26pm

‘With This Madness What Art Could There Be?’

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:03pm
Meline Toumani

An Armenian-American writer asks if the Armenian obsession with genocide recognition is worth its emotional and psychological price.

Pictures of Icarus

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:56pm
Barry Schwabsky

With his cutouts, Henri Matisse tried to free himself from gravity.