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Mike Pence Might Be Even Worse for Women Than Donald Trump Is

First, it offers them Donald Trump, the thrice-married misogynistic vulgarian, who talks about Megyn Kelly's “wherever” and calls women dogs and worse, whose first wife...

The Political Uses of Malcolm X's Image

The Salafi movement, on the other hand, while also economically conservative, is, with few exceptions, largely opposed to political participation, seeing it as corrupting and...

The MTA's Ban on 'Political' Ads Has Turned It Into the Free-Speech Police

“We didn't want anything to do with the hate ads, and we looked at our policy and made what our board felt were appropriate adjustments,”...

Who Is Responsible for Puerto Rico's Debt?

Yet the positions they take on Puerto Rico represent two competing strands in the fight to save the island from Republicans in Congress, who want...

If Politicians Actually Want to Make Change, They Have to Think Like Organizers

The bill's sponsor, councilmember Nick Licata, invited his colleague Tim Burgess, the council's stalwart fiscal conservative, for a stroll around Green Lake. At that point,...

One of the Most Racially Divided States in the Country Just Passed a New Voter-ID Bill

Lieberman's 85-year-old mother, Joy, is one of the people who could be impacted by the voter-ID law. Though ... “Missouri Republicans became really good at...

Will a Nasty Row Over Alleged Anti-Semitism Ruin Sadiq Khan's Chances of Becoming London's Mayor?

Like Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron, the Conservative candidate, Zac Goldsmith, attended Eton—though unlike them, he was expelled when pot was found in his...

The Genocidal Unconscious of American Sports' Naming Practices

In the decades before the American Revolution, rangers relied on their Native-American allies to learn small-unit, mobile-warfare tactics, how to move through the landscape stealthily,...

A Brave GOP Congressman Refuses to Back Trump and Sets an Example for Tonight ...

The worst of the lot, House Speaker Paul Ryan, says Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from the United States is “not conservatism” and “not what...

Ted Cruz Is Right: Let Limbaugh and Hannity Moderate a GOP Debate!

Republicans are also lying about the first Democratic debate's being a love-fest between Anderson Cooper and the candidates. Clinton's first question involved her alleged shape-shifting...

I Want My Progressive TV! What If MSNBC Dumps the Left?

... for Jeb Bush, “Bush.” After everyone had riffed on just how bad the word “Bush” is, the show's conservative co-host and alpha dog, Joe...

Why 100 Black Intellectuals Rallied Behind This Professor

Reports of Robinson's comments bubbled up from the corners of the conservative blogosphere—from sites called SoCawlege.com and Campus Reform to Fox News and Memphis's daily...

'Why Do They Hate Us?'

But in the first decade of the “war on terror,” as Bush's foreign policy destroyed rather than democratized Iraq, the liberal anti-Islam banner was carried...

The Dream Life of Desire

Nation readers may know that among the magazine's earliest contributors were bona fide men of letters: Charles Eliot Norton, James Russell Lowell, John Greenleaf Whittier...

Why Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared

Long hailed by conservatives in the West as a bastion of free markets and free enterprise, Hong Kong in 2011 had a Gini coefficient of...

North Carolina Will Determine the Future of the Voting Rights Act

(blog) (blog)Chris Coates, the former head of the Voting Section in the Bush Justice Department, who represented Judicial Watch, said the state was under...

Selling Outrage: How the Media's Lazy Commodification of Anger Devalues Our ...

(blog)It's twenty-two episodes on six DVDs and it includes interviews with Bochco and the cast members Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker,...

Selling Outrage: How the Media's Lazy Commodification of Anger Devalues Our ...

(blog)It's twenty-two episodes on six DVDs and it includes interviews with Bochco and the cast members Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker,...

What's the GOP's Excuse for Opposing Equal Pay This Time?

(blog) (blog)Fifty-one years later, the conservative, anti-feminist Independent Women's Forum has this to say about the Paycheck Fairness Act, which expands on the 1963...

Nuclear-Option Fallout: Better Democracy, Same Old Media

(blog) (blog)My new Nation column is called "The Right Loses It Over Russia—Again" and it notes that "Conservative hysteria over Putin's aggression in 2014...