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Donald Trump Owns This Shutdown

John Nichols

The president is so AWOL, he might as well be golfing at Mar-a-Lago.

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Weed Shall Overcome

Judy Berman

No other TV series captures daily life in New York City quite like HBO's High Maintenance.

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What Happens When Women Fight Back

Joan Walsh

A year after Donald Trump's inauguration--and the Women's March that eclipsed it--women are the best hope to save the country--as long as we stay out of our own way.

The post What Happens When Women Fight Back appeared first on The Nation.

Women Aren't Just Marching Against Trump--They're Running Against Trumpism

John Nichols

As women take the lead in flipping Republican statehouse seats to the Democrats, candidates like Maine's Diane Russell are eyeing governorships.

The post Women Aren't Just Marching Against Trump--They're Running Against Trumpism appeared first on The Nation.

Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence's Homophobia

Dave Zirin

Joining the historic ranks of Olympic dissenters, the first openly gay US Winter Olympian has challenged the Oval Office. 

The post Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence's Homophobia appeared first on The Nation.

ICE Is Going After People Who Were Once Off-Limits

Julianne Hing

Under Trump, nowhere is safe for undocumented immigrants--not in the shadows and not in the spotlight.

The post ICE Is Going After People Who Were Once Off-Limits appeared first on The Nation.

Paul Booth--Fighter, Strategist, and Visionary Labor Leader

Si Kahn

Not everyone who emerged from the white-hot heat of the '60s was able to survive. Paul Booth did much more than that.

The post Paul Booth--Fighter, Strategist, and Visionary Labor Leader appeared first on The Nation.

A Conversation With Richard Falk

Patrick Lawrence

The scholar, adviser to governments and civil-society groups, and advocate of Palestinian rights speaks on international law and world affairs.

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Home-Care Workers Clocking 24-Hour Shifts Are Being Paid for Only 13 Hours

Michelle Chen

A New York State rule is standing in the way of home-care workers' earning their rightful pay, and care recipients' getting the attention they deserve.

The post Home-Care Workers Clocking 24-Hour Shifts Are Being Paid for Only 13 Hours appeared first on The Nation.

Women March

Nina Kuo

We are the resistance.

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Dems Should Make Sure GOP Owns Shutdown
If there is going to be a government shutdown, Republicans are going to own it, despite their best efforts to blame Democrats. The GOP controls all three branches of government, which makes any attempt to evade responsibility for a ...
January 18: For California Democrats, Surf's Up!
After looking at some of the recent developments in the nation’s largest state, I wrote this assessment for New York: As recently as 2010, California's governor, lieutenant governor, and state treasurer were all Republicans. Now Democrats hold every statewide ...
For California Democrats, Surf's Up!
After looking at some of the recent developments in the nation’s largest state, I wrote this assessment for New York: As recently as 2010, California's governor, lieutenant governor, and state treasurer were all Republicans. Now Democrats hold every statewide ...
Political Strategy Notes
William A. Galston argues at Brookings that “Data point to a new wave of female political activism that could shift the course of US politics.” Noting a new Gallup report “documenting a substantial rise in Americans' discontent with the ...
Dem Win in WI State Senate Disrict Likened to 'Blue Tsunami'
At PowerPost, James Hohman’s “Unexpected defeat in rural Wisconsin special election sets off alarm bells for Republicans” at The Daily 202 shares some good news for Democrats: THE BIG IDEA: Ten months is an eternity in politics, but a stunning ...
Teixeira: Where Does Trumpism Come From?
The following article by Ruy Teixeira, author of The Optimistic Leftist and other works of political analysis, is cross-posted from his blog: That is the $64,000 question in American politics. Thomas Edsall has an excellent and important take on the ...
Political Strategy Notes
As America commemorates the 32nd MLK holiday, Barbara Arnwine and John Nichols report at The Nation that “a new National Commission for Voter Justice has been constituted at the urging of the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., leaders of ...
Political Strategy Notes
At The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein writes about “The Voters Abandoning Donald Trump: According to previously unpublished findings, the blue-collar whites at the core of his coalition have lost faith over his first year in office.” Brownstein observes, “Previously unpublished results ...

 
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