Opinion

  • A war of terror and hate

    It's the 21st-century version of the old recruiting poster: Uncle Sam wants you...to hate Muslim "extremists" and trust him to go to war again.

  • The poverty of culture

    The narrative of a "culture of poverty" is racist code used to dismiss the effects of structural inequality on African Americans.

  • The challenges left unmet

    Youth won't be prepared for the future with the wrong educational theory and dysfunctional economics they're being fed.

  • The U.S. won't fix the disaster it caused in Iraq

    Barack Obama is leading the charge for a new war drive--but turning up the U.S. war machine will only add to the suffering and violence.

  • Michfest is dying from bigotry

    A bigoted policy excluding transgender women threatens the future of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

  • Whose consumption is killing the planet?

    The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.

  • A struggle for justice everywhere

    Around the U.S., there are millions of people who will never think about police violence and racism the same way after the uprising in Ferguson.

  • What divides Black America?

    The revolt in Ferguson has been politically polarizing among African Americans--with the fault lines reflecting class differences.

  • Translating from the Zionism

    The actor and playwright responds to an newspaper ad directed at whipping up pro-Israel support in Hollywood.

  • They call for "peace" and commit more violence

    The responsibility for the nightly chaos in Ferguson, Mo. lies with the police--and with the political leaders who order them into action.

  • Steven Salaita and academic freedom

    The editors of the ISR challenge the University of Illinois' firing of Steven Salaita--and the arguments advanced to defend it.

  • Solidarity from Palestine to Ferguson

    Palestinians express their solidarity with the people of Ferguson, in their struggle against a police occupation.

  • The empire of hypocrisy

    If Barack Obama believed his justification for the latest air strikes on Iraq, he would be ordering military intervention to save the Palestinians.

  • Silent in Seattle on Israel's war

    The Seattle City Council took a big step backward on August 11 when it refused to take up the Israeli slaughter in Gaza.

  • Israeli apartheid's Democratic champions

    The Democratic Party has proven its unwavering commitment to Israel over many years--and that includes the supposed "progressives" among its ranks.

  • The war crime state declares "peace"

    The human toll from Israel's murderous war on Gaza has been huge--but the question now is what the "peace" will mean for the people of Gaza.

  • Heaping insult on top of injury

    Republicans are still raving against Obamacare--but that doesn't change the fact that the Democrats' health care "reform" is a dismal failure.

  • The human toll of Fortress America

    The demand for "strong borders," coming from Republicans and Democrats alike, means more suffering--not just for immigrants, but all workers.

  • How Baldwin saw Palestine

    Twenty years before September 11, author James Baldwin ripped apart the apologies for U.S. imperialism and Israel's wars.

  • The violence of the oppressors

    Israel's oppression of Palestinians--and the resistance against it--has many echoes with the situation facing African Americans.

  • Why is the Nation still debating apartheid?

    The Nation regularly runs articles debating Israeli apartheid--a question it never considered about apartheid South Africa.

  • Our incarceration nation

    Long-term, mass incarceration has become routinized and integrated into the routine functioning of American society.

  • Will the U.S. return to the scene of the crimes?

    The insurgency challenging Iraq's government has the Obama White House considering military action--but this would only make the crisis much worse.

  • Counting toward 15

    Seattle's newly passed minimum wage law is an important advance--and hopefully the herald of other steps forward for low-wage workers.

  • Sexual violence and the neoliberal era

    Gender violence has reached "epidemic proportions," according to a UN agency--but why is this happening now?