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Sexual Gratitude

by Evie November 26, 2014

  Mom can ask me to peel potatoes, but she better not ask me to say grace this year. There’s something about me being a writer that makes her think I’m the best choice for leading ...

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Measuring Up

by Evie November 13, 2014

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  “Of course it matters!” says a friend when I ask her the question I’ve spent the past couple days exploring: Does size matter? I’ve always thought it didn’t; that it just mattered what the guy ...

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Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General

by The Staff October 30, 2014

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  Four years ago, we endorsed Eric Schneiderman over a crowded field of candidates because he seemed the most likely to bring progressive principles back to the office. As New York State Attorney General, Schneiderman has ...

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Endorsements: Howie Hawkins for Governor

by The Staff October 30, 2014

    A vote for Howie Hawkins is a vote for the only progressive gubernatorial candidate. Or a vote to keep the Green Party on the ballot. Or it’s a vote against sitting governor, Andrew Cuomo, who ...

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Endorsements: Thomas DiNapoli for Comptroller

by The Staff October 30, 2014

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  We think DiNapoli has done a fine job in an important office. We like that he’s maintained his independence and that he isn’t afraid to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo; we appreciate that he is working ...

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Endorsements: NO on Ballot Proposal 1

by The Staff October 30, 2014

  The New York State Redistricting Commission Amendment, listed on the official ballot with the bland, innocuous title “Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure,” is dreadful. It would create a 10-member commission in charge of drawing New York’s ...

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Halloween Sexy Time

by Evie October 30, 2014

  This Halloween isn’t about candy. It’s about fantasy, and I’m hoping mine plays out like this: Noah requests I dress up as a sexy grasshopper, which means I bartend all night in a tight, short, green ...

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Arming Ukraine Is A Very Bad Idea

by James Carden October 23, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global As if to prove that the one thing the Washington establishment fears more than war is peace, Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and ranking member James ...

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Text Dirty to Me

by Evie October 16, 2014

  I’d make you drink a few glasses of wine and start kissing your neck softly while I move my hand up your thigh . . . eventually pick you up . . . tell you ...

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Party of One

by Evie October 2, 2014

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  Last night it happened in less than 30 seconds. I quickly made my way to setting No. 4 (my favorite) and reflected back on some bedroom fun—that’s all it took. Sage says it usually takes ...

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A Place to Play

by Evie September 18, 2014

  Tea has a different taste when served to you by a slave, but I sipped on it anyway. I didn’t want to be rude. I never got the name of this slave, a woman maybe ...

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Through the Roofie

by Evie September 4, 2014

  “I found a bathroom, and the image I saw in the mirror shocked me. My face was swollen and covered in blood. It looked like I had been beaten.” It was our first night back at ...

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Where There’s Smoke

by Evie August 21, 2014

  Naked, with my back stiff against his headboard, I sat there silent, self-conscious, and shocked. Ouch, I thought, which applied to both my mental and physical state. I held his blue striped comforter tightly over ...

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What’s Your Number?

by Evie August 7, 2014

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  “It has to be over a thousand,” my Aunt Dee said, in reference to the number of people she believed my grandfather had slept with in his life. Just 12 years old, I sat at the ...

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Small World

by Stephen Leon July 6, 2014

  A Saturday morning sometime last season in the TV room, tuned in to the English Premier League. I’m watching Manchester United with two or three of my sons. Wayne Rooney and co. are being challenged ...

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The Real Benghazi Scandal

by Katrina vanden Heuvel June 12, 2014

  Copyright ©2014 The Nation; distributed by Agence Global The illogic of the Republicans’ obsession with Benghazi—and with Hillary Clinton’s role in the tragedy—has been documented ad nauseam, and suffice to say that five investigations, 50 briefings, ...

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Higher Borrowing

by Michelle Chen May 30, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global With tuition costs more than doubling over the past generation, and student debt now exceeding $1 trillion, everyone knows the cost of college is too damn high. About ...

Money Shouts

by John Nichols April 3, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation – distributed by Agence Global Any doubts about the determination of an activist United States Supreme Court to rewrite election rules so that the dollar matters more than the vote were ...

What Democrats Could Learn from South Dakota

by John Nichols March 27, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global South Dakota has sent Democrats to the Senate on a reasonably consistent basis for 50 years, and it has on an even more consistent basis over an even ...

High Time for a Robin Hood Tax

by Katrina vanden Heuvel February 20, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global In the video, it’s 2024 and a group of four European bankers appears on a talk show to assess the impact of a financial transaction tax (FTT) enacted ...

Beating Back Inequality Won’t Be Easy

by Sam Pizzigati January 23, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Washington Spectator; distributed by Agence Global Half a century ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.” That war would soon make a real difference. In the decade following its 1964 ...

60 Shades of Gray

by Zoe Carpenter January 9, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global “I’m exhausted,” claimed 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl on Sunday, as she ticked off a list of clean-energy companies that have failed in recent years. What’s really getting exhausting ...

Somebody’s Child

by Jessica Valenti July 18, 2013

  Copyright © 2013 The Nation; distributed by Agence Global My first week of college, I had a heated debate about abortion with two new friends. Both were white, and one, Nancy, was extremely pro-life. I was ...

Why Gay Marriage is Winning

by Richard Kim July 10, 2013

  Copyright © 2013 The Nation, distributed by Agence Global Dressed in an immaculate white shirt and white pants, a straw hat with a hot pink band and the customary rainbow sash, 84-year-old Edie Windsor looked like ...

Acceptable Levels

by Stephen Leon December 20, 2012

  For most of us, life will go on as usual after the news dies down about the mass killings in Newtown, Conn. Just as life went on after Aurora, after Tucson, after Virginia Tech, after ...