The Nation Magazine
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Michelle GoldbergChanging your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.
Dave ZirinThe forthcoming film Concussion, starring Will Smith, is coming for the NFL.
What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy
Sarah JaffeOn the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking history, Hammer and Hoe, author Robin D.G. Kelley discusses the lessons Alabama’s forgotten black communists can offer today’s activists.
Alice SlaterIf the US wants to make the Iran deal stick, we have to face up to our broken nuclear promises.
Michelle ChenThe National Labor Relations Board just gave “outsourced” workers a new tool to hold employers accountable.
Richard Kreitner“She ended up symbolizing a new set of values: self-invention, psychotherapy, emotional expressivity, egalitarian marriage and women’s right to seek love in and out of wedlock, flamboyant consumerism, public relations, superstardom, the Oprahfication of everything.”
John NicholsA Democratic contender objects that the deck is stacked to help Hillary Clinton.
Richard Kreitner“Molly’s writing reminds us that dissent is what rescues the democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors, that republican self-government, properly understood, is an uproar and an argument, meant to be loud, raucous, disorderly and fierce.”
Richard Kreitner“Faith-based disaster relief is no substitute for an effective, organized, rapid government response.”
Dani McClainWhen public housing was demolished post-Katrina, black women were especially hard hit. A new report examines what their lives look like now.
James CardenThe deal has worrying implications for the IMF’s treatment of Russia.
Dave ZirinThe team has had nearly as tumultuous a decade as the city itself, a reflection of how New Orleans has changed.
Michelle ChenNew York state has passed new protections for the salon industry’s most precarious workers.
David BaconFrom Baja California to Washington State, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights.
Richard Kreitner“After the civil-rights issue has been won, as it will be—that is, after all legally sanctioned forms of Jim Crow discrimination have been removed—what then?”
George ZornickThe store is still the country’s biggest gun retailer, however.
Jonathan Cohn, Robin JacksJust last month, Boston became the first American city in almost 45 years to say ‘no’ to hosting the Olympics. LA, it’s your turn.
Zoë CarpenterA review finds evidence the sting videos had been “manipulated” and “deceptively edited.”
John NicholsIf there is a space for another candidate, why limit the speculation to the vice president?
Laura TuggleTen years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.