|Mayor Bill de Blasio Declares July 6, 2015, 'Nation Day'|
New York's mayor has excellent taste.
|The Superpower Conundrum|
The rise and fall of just about everything.
|Why the Black Church Forgives Dylann Roof|
Kelly Brown Douglas
And how President Obama's Charleston eulogy used the theology of black liberation to call the country to account for racism.
|Trying to Forgive the Black Church|
Dylann Roof can't have my mercy, but I can try to make peace with black Christianity.
|Why the New US-Russian Cold War May Be More Dangerous Than the Last|
Stephen F. Cohen
As the Minsk accord seems to collapse, new military dangers loom.
|The New Overtime Rules Are a Big Deal. Here's Why.|
The overworked and underpaid American workforce has something to celebrate.
|Black Women Vilified as a 'Lesbian Wolf Pack' Speak for Themselves in a New Film|
Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.
|Introducing the New TheNation.com|
One hundred fifty years ago, The Nation published its first issue. Today, we launch a new site for the next generation of readers.
|The Roberts Court Tunes In to Democracy, for Once|
In the marriage-equality and Obamacare rulings, the justices respected the will of the people--and our Constitution.
|If Abortion Were About Equality, Would Americans Like It Better?|
It is--and that's the problem.
|Campaign for America's Future
|The Democratic Strategist
|Ferrera's Open Letter Clarifies GOP's Trump Problem|
"America Ferrera: Thank You, Donald Trump!", Lauren Moraski's CBS News report on the actress's perceptive open letter on Trump's Mexican-bashing at HuffPo, should provide cause for concern among smarter GOP strategists. As Moraski quotes Ferrera:
"You've said some ...
|Marcotte: 'Ralph Nader's Dishonest, Sexist Rant Against Hillary Clinton'|
From Amanda Marcotte's "Ralph Nader's Dishonest, Sexist Rant Against Hillary Clinton" at Talking Points Memo:
Nineties nostalgia is cute when it's all about overalls and Nicki Minaj sampling "Baby Got Back," but Ralph Nader is taking it too far, ...
|Parting Blows From SCOTUS|
Aside from some of last week's less publicized but significant conservative victories on the Supreme Court in cases involving Clean Air regulations and the death penalty, its latest term ended with a couple of signs of trouble in orders ...
|Political Strategy Notes|
A succinct summary of the importance of President Obama's release of a new rule expanding eligibility for overtime pay -- and a good message point for Democrats -- from E. J. Dionne, Jr.'s syndicated column: "To much bellyaching ...
|"Insulted" Liberals and Democratic Turnout|
The recent intraparty tensions over trade and commercial policy haven't been a picnic for any Democrats. But it's possible to exaggerate the disunity and its implications, and that's what The Hill columnist Brent Budowsky did today, or so I ...
|Tomasky: Progressives Should Get Real About High Court|
Amid the fading euphoria after the Supreme Court rulings favoring Obamacare and same-sex marriage, here is a sobering reminder from Michael Tomasky's Daily Beast column, "Hey, Liberals: SCOTUS Ain't Your Friend":
It would be understandable if liberals were feeling ...
|Political Strategy Notes|
There are 59 vacancies on America's federal courts, "including 27 that have been classified as judicial emergencies because of the strain they are putting on caseloads," according to Working Assets. Yet "Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley, known for ...
|Lakoff: Pope Francis Gets the Moral Framing Right: Global Warming Is Where the Practical and the Moral Meet|
The following article by George Lakoff, author of "Don't Think of an Elephant," is cross-posted from HuffPo:
Beginning with my book Moral Politics in 1996 (Ch. 12), I have been arguing that environmental issues are moral issues. ...