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LIVESTREAM: Katha Pollitt Explains Why We Need to Reclaim Abortion Rights

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:36am
The Nation

On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

Mitch McConnell’s Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:12am
Lee Fang

After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.

The Missing Women of Afghanistan

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:08am
Ann Jones

After 13 Years of war, Afghan women are still fighting for basic human rights. 

Is Ukraine Slipping Into Illiberal Democracy?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:53am
Nicolai N. Petro

The terms “pro-European” and “anti-European” no longer serve as useful reference points in Ukrainian politics—the real issue in this election was war or peace.

Will Washington, DC, Legalize Pot?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:52pm
Nushin Rashidian

Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.

These 3 Men Have Been Locked Up For Almost 20 Years. Are They Innocent?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:18pm
Hannah Riley

In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.

Vote Working Families Party to Pressure Andrew Cuomo

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:53pm
The Editors

In New York State, the best way to end corruption, reform politics and counter inequality is to keep the WFP strong.

Finally, a Verdict on Blackwater’s Nisour Square Shooters

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:43pm
The Editors

Accountability for the massacre in Iraq is a start—but we should also be talking about reducing reliance on private military contractors.

What Are Republican Donors Thinking?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:41pm
Eric Alterman

Under Obama, the richer are richer than ever, but Wall Street isn’t repaying the favor.

How Racism Stole Black Childhood

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:35pm
Gary Younge

People who are black and poor aren’t allowed to be young and irresponsible.

The Latest Debate Over Taxing the Rich Misses One Crucial Fact

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:33pm
Mike Konczal

Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.

Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:32pm
Calvin Trillin

                                        —Headline, The New York Times

Five Books: Gabriella Coleman’s Best Reads on Hacking

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:31pm
Gabriella Coleman

These books are crucial background to the debate over Edward Snowden.

This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:45am
George Joseph

An internal memo reveals how TFA’s obsessive PR game covers up its lack of results in order to justify greater expansion.

Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ Interview

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:10pm
Katrina vanden Heuvel

In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the surveillance state, the American political system and the price he’s paid for his understanding of patriotism.

Americans Are Working So Hard It’s Actually Killing People

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:09pm
Esther Kaplan

The jobless recovery means massive speedups for many workers you depend on.

Drawing a Frame

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:06pm
James Longenbach

In his music and his prose, Virgil Thomson perfected a whimsically deadpan sensibility.

Strange History

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:05pm
Julia M. Klein

John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee William gets mired down in psychoanalysis.

Civilian Objects

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:01pm
Michael Sorkin

Architecture lets us speak of the spoken indirectly.


Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:59pm