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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 ...

The $250,000 Question

by Leslie Savan November 28, 2012

  Copyright 2012 The Nation, distributed by Agence Global For the last four years, President Obama has been pushing his plan to raise tax rates on people’s income over $250,000, but a new poll indicates that most ...

Democratic Primary Endorsements

by The Staff September 12, 2012

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New York State Assembly District 109: Patricia Fahy Of the six candidates running to fill the Assembly seat of the retiring Jack McEneny, one clearly stands out: former Albany City School Board President Patricia Fahy. Her service ...

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Fracked Memory

by Robert H. Boyle and Bruce Ferguson August 30, 2012

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  Bradley J. Field has amnesia. Field is the director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Mineral Resources, the agency responsible for putting together the high-volume-fracking environmental-impact statement that's supposed to protect ...

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Field of Distortions

by Robert H. Boyle and Bruce Ferguson June 29, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly stated that “science” will determine the fate of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the state. Science? How about voodoo science? Scientists know that methane, the main constituent of natural gas, is a potent ...

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Crazy Hate

by Stephen Leon March 15, 2012

Rick Santorum doesn’t like cities. At least, he doesn’t like New York and Los Angeles. Speaking in the Midwest and making vague appeals to voters’ Heartland values, he said, “. . . you don’t live in ...

Savage Love

by Dan Savage November 3, 2011

I am marrying a man with two children—a boy and a girl—and we want to include his children in our wedding party. My best friend and maid of honor happens to work as an escort. ...

The Rich and the Rest of Us

by Gene Mirabelli October 6, 2011

Demonstrators have been gathering on Wall Street and elsewhere to complain about banks and brokers and the grossly unequal distribution of income and wealth in this country. They certainly have something to complain about. Most ...