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The Biggest Winners of the Arab Spring? Dictators

5 hours 6 min ago
Mohamad BazziWhile authoritarian rule appears to provide stability over the short term, it breeds discontent and affirms the idea that violence is the only way to be heard.

Is DC About to Pass the Best Sick Leave in the Country?

8 hours 2 min ago
Michelle ChenA new proposal in the DC City Council would boost the district’s paid medical leave up to 16 weeks.

Nobel Prize Laureate Svetlana Alexievich’s Oral Histories Are Chronicles of the Future

8 hours 14 min ago
Andrew MeierIn her cantos of loss readers feel a sense of communion, of a shared humanity in the face of horror.

Boehner and McCarthy Reap What They Sowed

8 hours 44 min ago
Joan WalshTime and again, the GOP leaders caved to the far right—and encouraged its delusions of power.

Kim Davis Is Not an LGBT Southerner’s Only Problem

9 hours 14 min ago
Dani McClainThe organizing project Southerners on New Ground takes on police profiling and deportations in its fight for LGBTQ liberation.

Trevor Noah Says He’s Not a Political Progressive. He’d Be Funnier If He Were.

9 hours 23 min ago
Katie HalperThe new Daily Show host doesn’t have much to say, which leaves him making jokes about tramp stamps and body weight.

Here’s Something We Can Do To Expand Abortion Access

10 hours 44 min ago
NationActionThe EACH Woman Act would ensure health coverage of abortion for anyone regardless of what they earn or where they live.

October 9, 1967: Che Guevara Is Executed in Bolivia

13 hours 44 min ago
Richard Kreitner“His is a revolutionary ideology in which death and tragedy occupy, close in the foreground, an unwanted, redemptive place.”

NYPD on Trial: NBA Player Thabo Sefolosha Fights Back After Police Beating

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:08pm
Dave ZirinThe police broke Thabo Sefolosha’s leg. His testimony, and the testimony of witnesses, could mean that they will not get away with it.

Four Mothers School Bill O’Reilly on Child Hunger

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 2:35pm
Alyssa PetersonThe conservative pundit thinks the “myth that there are kids who don’t have anything to eat is a total lie.”

Kevin McCarthy’s Exit Proves What We Already Know—the GOP Is Completely Dysfunctional

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:08pm
John NicholsThe Republican Party has become not only antigovernment but anti-governing.

At Catholic Hospitals, a ‘Right to Life’ but Not a Right to Death

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:53pm
Katherine StewartFive states permit doctors to help terminally ill patients end their lives, but Catholic hospitals still refuse to let their patients “die with dignity.”

Are Disaster Movies Predicting Our Future?

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:31pm
Michael T. KlareThe latest IPCC report suggests that sudden climate catastrophes with irreversible consequences may not be as improbable as we once thought.

Jeb Bush Is Completely Wrong About the Voting Rights Act

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:57am
Ari BermanBush says the VRA is no longer necessary, but his home state of Florida has been a hotbed of voter suppression since 2000.

‘The Nation’ LIVE! in Seattle on October 15

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 9:46am
The NationNaomi Klein reads Wendell Berry, Dave Zirin reads Muhammad Ali, Richard Kim reads Tony Kushner, and much, much more.

Did Predatory Lenders Pay These 12 Lawmakers to Hobble the CFPB?

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 9:30am
Joshua HollandAn ethics complaint filed this week alleges that industry lobbyists and donors crossed the fuzzy line between routine fundraising and a quid pro quo arrangement.

Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Climate Justice Movement

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:55am
Wen StephensonThe new American radicals know that it’s time to fight like there’s nothing left to lose but our humanity.

Hillary on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:45am
Calvin Trillin

Fetal-Tissue Bans Are All About Making Abortion Providers Look Like Monsters

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:45am
Katha PollittLife-saving research is collateral damage in the war on Planned Parenthood.

The Culture That Capitalism Created

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:45am
Laura FlandersAn interview with Boots Riley.