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Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

The Nation

A Retelling: The Clubwomen

1 hour, 19 minutes ago

Margo JeffersonA writer reflects on her grandmothers' struggles with progress and peril in a changing America.
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US Special Forces May Have Gone On a Murder Spree in Afghanistan—Did the Army Cover It Up?

3 hours, 49 minutes ago

Matthieu AikinsExclusive video: “I saw with my own eyes that they killed people.”
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September 2, 1973: J.R.R. Tolkien Dies

5 hours, 19 minutes ago

Richard Kreitner“One is puzzled to know why the author should have supposed he was writing for adults... There is little in The Lord of the Rings over the head of a seven-year-old child.”
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Historians of Color Are Revolutionizing the Narrative of ‘American Exceptionalism’

19 hours, 29 minutes ago

David Levering LewisFor too long, we have looked in the wrong place and race for the genesis of our national story.
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This Is What Greece’s Refugee Crisis Really Looks Like

20 hours, 7 minutes ago

Jesse Rosenfeld“Thanks to God I have made it here. I am free, I am alive!”
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Bernie Sanders Lays Down 2016’s New Electoral Math

23 hours, 22 minutes ago

John Nichols“I think you’re looking at the candidate who can substantially increase voter turnout all across the country.”
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Memo to Fed: Don’t Raise Interest Rates

1 day ago

Katrina vanden HeuvelThe Fed needs to stop worrying about stemming inflation that doesn’t exist and keep the focus on the jobs we need.
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The Global Fight Over Our Drinking Water Is Just Getting Started

1 day, 1 hour ago

Michelle ChenAnd already, people are figuring out successful ways of pushing back against privatization.
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September 1, 1939: Germany Invades Poland, Beginning World War II

1 day, 5 hours ago

Richard Kreitner“Democracy—even that 'pluto-democracy' derided by Hitler—must be defended against a despotism that would crush all attempts to make democracy real.”
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The Gun Policy Debate in Four Sentences

1 day, 5 hours ago

Tom TomorrowAnother day, another shooting
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Feminism Does Not Depend on Whether You Take Your Husband’s Name

1 day, 17 hours ago

Michelle GoldbergChanging your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.
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The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats

1 day, 22 hours ago

Dave ZirinThe forthcoming film Concussion, starring Will Smith, is coming for the NFL.
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What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy

1 day, 22 hours ago

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.
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After the Iran Deal: How to Make the Most of the Next 15 Years

1 day, 23 hours ago

Alice SlaterIf the US wants to make the Iran deal stick, we have to face up to our broken nuclear promises.
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This Labor Ruling Could Give a Big Boost to the Fight For 15

1 day, 23 hours ago

Michelle ChenThe National Labor Relations Board just gave “outsourced” workers a new tool to hold employers accountable.
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August 31, 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, Dies in a Car Crash in Paris

2 days, 5 hours ago

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.”
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Martin O’Malley Declares That the Democratic Debate Schedule Is ‘Rigged’

2 days, 15 hours ago

John NicholsA Democratic contender objects that the deck is stacked to help Hillary Clinton.
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August 30, 1944: Molly Ivins Is Born

3 days, 5 hours ago

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.”
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August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina Strikes the Gulf Coast

4 days, 5 hours ago

Richard Kreitner“Faith-based disaster relief is no substitute for an effective, organized, rapid government response.”
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Former Residents of New Orleans’s Demolished Housing Projects Tell Their Stories

4 days, 19 hours ago

Dani McClainWhen public housing was demolished post-Katrina, black women were especially hard hit. A new report examines what their lives look like now.
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Ukraine Has Reached a Debt Deal. Now What?

4 days, 22 hours ago

James CardenThe deal has worrying implications for the IMF’s treatment of Russia.
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The Saints Did Not Save New Orleans

4 days, 22 hours ago

Dave ZirinThe team has had nearly as tumultuous a decade as the city itself, a reflection of how New Orleans has changed.
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The Price of a Manicure Just Went Up for Bad Bosses

4 days, 23 hours ago

Michelle ChenNew York state has passed new protections for the salon industry’s most precarious workers.
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The Pacific Coast Farm-Worker Rebellion

5 days, 5 hours ago

David BaconFrom Baja California to Washington State, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights.
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August 28, 1963: The March on Washington

5 days, 5 hours ago

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?”
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Walmart Just Instituted Its Own Assault-Weapons Ban

5 days, 18 hours ago

George ZornickThe store is still the country’s biggest gun retailer, however.
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Hey, LA: Here’s How You Say ‘No’ to the Olympics

5 days, 19 hours ago

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.
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Forensic Analysis Shows the Real Planned Parenthood Scandal Is the Videos Themselves

5 days, 21 hours ago

Zoë CarpenterA review finds evidence the sting videos had been “manipulated” and “deceptively edited.”
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Elizabeth Warren Is a More Interesting Late-Entry Prospect Than Joe Biden

5 days, 23 hours ago

John NicholsIf there is a space for another candidate, why limit the speculation to the vice president?
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After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough

5 days, 23 hours ago

Laura TuggleTen years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.
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Waiting for the Presidents in New Orleans

5 days, 23 hours ago

Jarvis DeberryGeorge Bush flew over us. Barack Obama sent his deputies. But both eventually landed, and both leave behind plenty more work toward our recovery.
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Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina

6 days ago

The Lens, The NationThe city has granted more than 24,000 demolition permits since Katrina. The Nation partnered with The Lens, a nonprofit newsroom in New Orleans, to explore the fate of those properties.
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Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money

6 days ago

Alyssa KatzAmid the onslaught of anonymous political donations, some grassroots activists are gearing up for a counteroffensive. Here are five promising strategies for 2016 and beyond.
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Comix Nation

6 days, 1 hour ago

Jen Sorensen
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Chris Christie, Presidential Candidate

6 days, 1 hour ago

Calvin Trillin
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Even If You Haven’t Had an Abortion, You Owe Planned Parenthood

6 days, 1 hour ago

Katha PollittAnd it’s your responsibility to fight back against the war on reproductive rights.
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Bibi vs. Barack: Who Owns US Foreign Policy?

6 days, 1 hour ago

William GreiderThe neocons are staging a comeback, fighting Obama’s Iran nuke deal along with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
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What Amazon Didn’t Understand About Overwork

6 days, 1 hour ago

Bryce CovertWhatever doesn’t kill you, makes you… slower.
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Birthright Citizenship Is the Good Kind of American Exceptionalism

6 days, 1 hour ago

Eric FonerSo why are the GOP candidates now fighting it?
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Since When Are Democrats Afraid of Debates?

6 days, 1 hour ago

John NicholsNeither Hillary nor the other candidates can afford to keep ceding the limelight to the GOP.
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Puzzle No. 3372

6 days, 1 hour ago

Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto
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Letters From the September 14-21 Issue

6 days, 1 hour ago

Our ReadersThe end of water… a nuclear double standard… sharing the austerity…
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How the Atheist Son of a Jewish Rabbi Created One of the Greatest Libraries of Socialist Literature

6 days, 1 hour ago

Sasha AbramskyBooks with Marx’s handwritten notes; volumes annotated by Lenin; newspaper clippings from displaced Yiddish journalists—Chimen Abramsky’s book collection had it all.
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Welcome to Earth: Cuba’s ‘Special Period’ Gets the Sci-Fi Treatment

6 days, 1 hour ago

André Naffis-SahelyThe funny, scathing, and heart-wrenching universe of A Planet for Rent.
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White Hands and Black Skulls: From the Panthers to ‘Straight Outta Compton’

6 days, 1 hour ago

Stuart KlawansTwo new films prove the urgency, and inadequacy, of outrage.
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Writings From the Most Fractured Place on Earth

6 days, 2 hours ago

Adina HoffmanThe revival of powerful literature about the Levant sheds light on our 21st-century conflicts.
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How ‘Hamilton’ Is Revolutionizing the Broadway Musical

6 days, 2 hours ago

Alisa SolomonThe bracing fusion of hip hop and the musical form shows that America’s history—and its future—belong to men and women of color as profoundly as to anyone else.
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August 27, 1963: W.E.B. Du Bois Dies

6 days, 5 hours ago

Richard Kreitner“A society based on money values may reject such a man as scornfully as one based on the tradition of slavery, but a society based upon character and culture will always welcome him.”
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Three Weeks After Obama Announced His Clean-Power Plan, He Greenlit New Oil Drilling in the Arctic

6 days, 20 hours ago

Mark HertsgaardWhat’s driving the president’s bafflingly two-faced climate policy?
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Give Trump This: The 14th Amendment Has Been Working Overtime

6 days, 21 hours ago

Richard KreitnerHow healthy is it to found a democracy on this one slender reed?
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