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Keep the Blame Where It Belongs

Leslie Savan

In the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, too many media outlets used headlines that implied that both sides were at fault.

The post Keep the Blame Where It Belongs appeared first on The Nation.

The Stain Steve Bannon Put on Donald Trump's Presidency Cannot Be Washed Away

John Nichols

The White House chief strategist has had a profound influence on Trump and, tragically for America, that influence will linger.

The post The Stain Steve Bannon Put on Donald Trump's Presidency Cannot Be Washed Away appeared first on The Nation.

Trump's White House Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Supremacist Terrorism

David Neiwert

Right-wing extremists are behind numerous incidents of domestic terror, but the government has opted to ignore the threat.

The post Trump's White House Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Supremacist Terrorism appeared first on The Nation.

The Secret to This Video Game? You Can't Win.

Robert Greenwald

Brave New Films created a game that mimics the feeling of being trapped in debt.

The post The Secret to This Video Game? You Can't Win. appeared first on The Nation.

A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn't Ridiculous--It's Terrifying

Jake Bittle

The Facebook CEO destroyed privacy as we know it. Imagine what he'd do in the White House.

The post A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn't Ridiculous--It's Terrifying appeared first on The Nation.

Chris Long Makes the Gesture We've Been Waiting For

Dave Zirin

"I thought it was important that athletes with my skin color stood up with others protesting for racial equality." With that line, a conversation has been changed.

The post Chris Long Makes the Gesture We've Been Waiting For appeared first on The Nation.

The Latest Predatory Banking Practice You Haven't Heard About: Auto Loans

Michelle Chen

The subprime auto-loan industry is now worth about $26 billion.

The post The Latest Predatory Banking Practice You Haven't Heard About: Auto Loans appeared first on The Nation.

A Pitiless Heist Movie

Stuart Klawans

The one thing you can't do is look away from Benny and Josh Safdie's acidly titled Good Time.

The post A Pitiless Heist Movie appeared first on The Nation.

It's Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses

Katha Pollitt

Democracy, such as it is, really is in danger.

The post It's Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses appeared first on The Nation.

There's 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions

Tom Engelhardt

Hint: It's not North Korea, Russia, or Iran.

The post There's 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions appeared first on The Nation.

 

 
 
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August 18: Democrats Beating the Spread in 2017 Special Elections
As part of our continuing look ahead at 2018, I offered these thoughts about 2017 developments at New York. Projecting what will happen in midterm elections is always tricky. Yes, the party controlling the White House almost always loses ...
Democrats Beating the Spread in 2017 Special Elections
As part of our continuing look ahead at 2018, I offered these thoughts about 2017 developments at New York. Projecting what will happen in midterm elections is always tricky. Yes, the party controlling the White House almost always loses ...
Creamer: Are There Really 'Two Sides' When It Comes To Political Violence In The U.S.?
The following article by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, is cross-posted from HuffPo: Three days after the violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump doubled down on his shocking accusation that when it came ...
August 17: Trump Joins and Then Re-Joins the Neo-Confederacy
Like most everyone else, I was shocked by the president’s nonchalant and false-equivalence-laden initial reaction to this last weekend’s white riot in Charlottesville, and wrote a take for New York that delves a bit into the history involved: There ...
Trump Joins and Then Re-Joins the Neo-Confederacy
Like most everyone else, I was shocked by the president’s nonchalant and false-equivalence-laden initial reaction to this last weekend’s white riot in Charlottesville, and wrote a take for New York that delves a bit into the history involved: There ...
Political Strategy Notes
At npr.org Domenico Montanaro notes “A majority of Americans think President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., was “not strong enough,” according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll….Fifty-two percent of respondents said so, as compared with just over ...
Does the 'Antifa' Movement Help or Hurt the Democratic Cause?
The resistance to the Trump Administration’s assault on civil and human rights includes the emergence of a controversial group known as ‘Antifa,’ whose participants have made it clear that they have no objection to using physical violence to challenge ...
Teixeira: How Vulnerable is Trump?
The following article by Ruy Teixeira, author of The Optimistic Leftist: Why the 21st Century Will Be Better Than You Think and other works, is cross-posted from his blog, “The Optimistic Leftist”: Some have argued that the emotional bond ...

 
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