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Saturday, Nov 28, 2015

The Nation

November 28, 1960: Richard Wright Dies

10 hours, 57 minutes ago by Richard Kreitner

Richard Kreitner“Mr. Wright’s style often reminds one of a stream ‘riled’ by a heavy storm.”
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November 27, 1978: San Francisco Councilman Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone Are Assassinated

1 day, 10 hours ago by Richard Kreitner

Richard Kreitner“Milk spoke to and for his homosexual supporters, but he believed he was working for a greater good: the liberation of the surrounding society.”
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Giving Thanks for a Nation of Migrants, Refugees, and Immigrants

2 days, 8 hours ago by John Nichols

John NicholsRejecting the ugly politics of now, President Obama recalls an American Thanksgiving tradition of paying “tribute to people of every background and belief.”
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November 26, 1863: Abraham Lincoln Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

2 days, 10 hours ago by Richard Kreitner

Richard Kreitner“Thanksgiving Day has not a genuine ring. Somehow it sounds ill-suited to the times.”
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We’ve Used Racial and Ethnic Profiling for Centuries, and It Hasn’t Worked Yet

3 days, 1 hour ago by David Cole

David ColeToo many politicians choose to play to the lowest common denominator, pushing measures that make them sound tough but respond to no identifiable problem.
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The Federal Reserve Could Boost Employment and Investment. Here’s How.

3 days, 1 hour ago by Mike Konczal

Mike KonczalAnyone on the left should support directly setting long-term interest rates.
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Is Serious Landscape Painting Still Possible?

3 days, 1 hour ago by Barry Schwabsky

Barry SchwabskyMaureen Gallace’s fresh and enigmatic work indicates that it is.
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Conductor of the Anonymous

3 days, 2 hours ago by Sophie Benech

Sophie BenechIn her oral histories, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates the voices of Russians trying to reconcile the irreconciliable.
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ISIS Wants a Clash of the Civilizations: Let’s Not Give In

3 days, 2 hours ago by Juan Cole

Juan ColeIt’s a huge error to dignify these desert pirates as a “state” on which one might wage war as an equal.
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Real, Realist, Realistic, and False

3 days, 2 hours ago by Becca Rothfeld

Becca RothfeldLinda Rosenkrantz’s 1968 quasi-novel Talk reminds us that wry self-awareness and anxious fragility are hardly millennial inventions.
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Through the Slaughter

3 days, 2 hours ago by Peter Cole

Peter Cole
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Happiness and the Hidden Wealth of Nations

3 days, 2 hours ago by Timothy Shenk

Timothy ShenkTwo recent books show how challenging the fight against pernicious inequality remains.
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Puzzle No. 3382

3 days, 2 hours ago by Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto

Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto
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The New Attack on ‘One Person, One Vote’

3 days, 2 hours ago by Ari Berman

Ari BermanIt’s been settled law for five decades—but now the Supreme Court might shoot it down.
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The Refugee Crisis Is Europe’s Moral Obligation, and America’s Too

3 days, 2 hours ago by Katha Pollitt

Katha PollittThis time, let’s do the right thing.
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Comix Nation

3 days, 2 hours ago by Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner
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Trump Explains His Muslim Registration Project in Detail

3 days, 2 hours ago by Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin
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Letters From the December 14, 2015, Issue

3 days, 2 hours ago by Our Readers

Our ReadersSanders, Denmark, and Debs… tourists at the end of life… all that jive… food for the mind… one side of the story…
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The Other Side of Black Friday Price Tags

3 days, 4 hours ago by Michelle Chen

Michelle ChenThroughout the Global South, underpaid workers face wage theft and injury to meet Western consumers' demands.
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Coalition or Cold War with Russia?

3 days, 5 hours ago by Stephen F. Cohen

Stephen F. CohenMuch of Europe, led by France, favors a coalition, but the White House evidently does not.
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One Year Ago, Black Activists Shut Down the Bay Area’s Subway. Here’s Why They’re Still Fighting.

3 days, 5 hours ago by Dani McClain

Dani McClainThe Black Friday 14 shut down Bay Area Rapid Transit this time last year. They’re demanding that the charges they face be dropped.
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Ezekiel Elliott and the Overdue Thaw of College Football Politics

3 days, 5 hours ago by Dave Zirin

Dave ZirinMeet the new normal in college football.
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On ‘the Preponderance of the Evidence,’ Bernie Sanders Is a Democrat

3 days, 5 hours ago by John Nichols

John NicholsWith a boost from Democratic Party officials, the senator is formally approved for the first primary ballot.
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Start Making Sense: Bernie Sanders’s Socialism

3 days, 6 hours ago by Start Making Sense

Start Making SenseOn this week’s podcast, Eric Foner on how Bernie should talk about socialism, Dave Zirin on parents and football, Ari Berman on the battle for the vote, and Julianne Hing on Republicans and refugees.
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Ukraine and Crimea: A Report From the Front

3 days, 8 hours ago by Mary Kaldor

Mary KaldorGrassroots activists in Kiev want democracy, social justice, and an end to corruption. If the peace agreement holds, they just might have a chance.
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A Holiday Reminder: Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals

3 days, 8 hours ago by Joan Walsh

Joan WalshOn this holiday that celebrates gratitude, be thankful that religious and nonprofit refugee-aid workers are also fighting Islamophobia.
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Ben Carson Isn’t the Only US Politician With a Hand in Shady Latin American Dealings

3 days, 8 hours ago by Greg Grandin

Greg GrandinDuane Clarridge’s Iran/Contra history is horrifying—but it’s no worse than Hillary Clinton’s record in Colombia.
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November 25, 1947: The Hollywood Ten Are Blacklisted After Refusing to Testify to HUAC

3 days, 10 hours ago by Richard Kreitner

Richard Kreitner“A blacklist is an illegal instrument of terror which can exist only by sufferance of and connivance with the federal government.”
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The Temptation of Expanding US Military Involvement

3 days, 22 hours ago by Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden HeuvelOnly a political effort involving countries and peoples in the region will defeat the Islamic State.
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The Minneapolis Shootings Are the Kind of Violence Meant to Keep Black People in Their Place

3 days, 23 hours ago by Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel SmithCracks in the status quo are showing, but they can’t come without backlash.
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A Child of Refugees, and a Grateful, if Not Always Proud American

4 days, 1 hour ago by Sayu Bhojwani

Sayu BhojwaniSince the Paris attacks, I have been agitated by memories of my community after September 11.
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Black Lives Matter Activists Are Shot While Trump Is Busy Sharing a Neo-Nazi Graphic on Twitter

4 days, 1 hour ago by George Joseph

George JosephIn Minneapolis, armed assailants shot up a Black Lives Matter event while police stood by. The violence is part of a pattern.
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Is a Medicaid Turnabout Coming to the Deep South?

4 days, 1 hour ago by Zoë Carpenter

Zoë CarpenterAn election in Louisiana and a surprising recommendation from an Alabama task force are the latest cracks in red-state resistance to insuring the poor.
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An Illustrated Guide to the Dumbest Things Republicans Have Said About Refugees

4 days, 1 hour ago by Steve Brodner

Steve BrodnerWords are not enough to capture how far the GOP’s rhetoric has devolved.
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Don’t Be So Quick to Defend Woodrow Wilson

4 days, 2 hours ago by Greg Grandin

Greg GrandinIt would be a grave mistake to ignore the link between Wilson’s white supremacy at home and his racist militarism abroad.
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Violence, Moral Equivalence, and the End of a Two-State Solution in Israel-Palestine

4 days, 2 hours ago by Henry Siegman

Henry SiegmanA slanderous ad in The New York Times accusing John Kerry of anti-Semitism could only have drawn its inspiration from the PR skills of Joseph Goebbels.
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Turkey Brings NATO to the Precipice of War With Russia

4 days, 2 hours ago by James Carden

James CardenBy shooting down a Russian fighter jet, Ankara could sunder the growing coalition against ISIS, which it has been aiding and abetting for some time.
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Looking for Kabul-Style Corruption? Try K Street.

4 days, 3 hours ago by Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca GordonYou don't have to travel across the ocean to find widespread corruption, extortion and bribery.
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In the Wake of Paris, Republicans Want You to Remember American Values

4 days, 6 hours ago by Tom Tomorrow

Tom TomorrowLike sending away orphaned toddlers and administering religious tests at the border.
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Kentucky Restores Voting Rights for Thousands of Ex-Felons

4 days, 6 hours ago by Ari Berman

Ari BermanGovernor Steve Beshear announces a new executive order giving 170,000 ex-offenders the right to vote.
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November 24, 1859: Charles Darwin Publishes ‘On the Origin of Species’

4 days, 10 hours ago by Richard Kreitner

Richard Kreitner“Mr. Charles Darwin is probably the man who has done most to make the nineteenth century famous, full as it has been of wonders.”
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Are Black Women Ready for Hillary?

4 days, 11 hours ago by Joan Walsh

Joan WalshIn 2008, South Carolina was the epicenter of the Clinton campaign’s implosion. This year, she’s counting on black women to rally to her side.
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Is There a Place for the West Along China’s New Silk Road?

4 days, 23 hours ago by Pepe Escobar

Pepe EscobarChina’s plans for massive development and expansion have rattled nerves in Washington.
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No, It’s Not 1937: Getting Our Words About Russia Right

5 days ago by Matthew Dal Santo

Matthew Dal SantoWhat Masha Gessen and other journalists get wrong about Putin’s Russia.
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Clinton’s Biggest Donor: ‘More Scrutiny’ for Muslims

5 days ago by Ali Gharib

Ali GharibBillionaire Haim Saban walked it back. But did he mean it?
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For Female Football Players, It’s Pay to Play (and Pray Someone Sees)

5 days, 4 hours ago by Hanna Brooks Olsen

Hanna Brooks OlsenThe Women’s Football Alliance offers opportunity for adult women in the sport—but at what cost?
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Thanksgiving Is Almost Here, and Over a Million New Yorkers Might Go Hungry

5 days, 4 hours ago by Michelle Chen

Michelle ChenThe latest statistics on hunger in the city tells the proverbial Tale of Two Cities as a Tale of Two Pantries.
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A Broad Coalition of Okinawans Says No to a New US Marine Corps Base

5 days, 4 hours ago by Tim Shorrock

Tim ShorrockA delegation to DC asks the Obama administration to respect democracy.
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How a Democrat Can Win in the South

5 days, 5 hours ago by John Nichols

John NicholsJohn Bel Edwards’s surprise victory in Louisiana offers a lesson to Democrats: Campaign fiercely, mobilize urgently.
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A Wily Ted Cruz Makes His Move

5 days, 5 hours ago by Joan Walsh

Joan WalshFinally, a seasoned political leader is moving to the top tier of GOP primary contenders. But it’s not who the establishment was hoping for.
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