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Not So 'Fresh': Political Careerist Scott Walker Has Been Running for a Quarter Century | The Nation

thenation.com — When Mitt Romney, who is anything but a fresh face in the Republican hierarchy decided to forego a third run for the presidency, he announced that, "I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders - one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just
Feb 01, 2015

Not So 'Fresh': Political Careerist Scott Walker Has Been Running for a Quarter Century / @NicholsUprising/ thenation.com/blog/196673/no…

Solidarity-and the Seattle Seahawks-Forever | The Nation

thenation.com — When I started writing about the intersection of sports and politics to 2003, a countless number of sentences started with two words: "if only". "If only" star athletes used their hyper-exalted-brought-to-you-by Nike platform to actually say something about the world instead of just trying to sell us more crap.
Feb 01, 2015

Euro style political narratives enter US sports! @KatrinaNation: Solidarity—and the Seahawks—Forever @edgeofsports thenation.com/blog/196601/so…

Jan 31, 2015

"Pull for the team that will use the win to be more than just a brand." Solidarity & the Seahawks by @EdgeofSports: thenation.com/blog/196601/so…

Jan 31, 2015

I mean . . . this guy's clearly a pink skivvied communist, but he says some nice things about the Seahawks. thenation.com/blog/196601/so…

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If You Read That NYT Story About Two Teens in Oakland, Keep This in Mind | The Nation

thenation.com — This week's The New York Times magazine features a fascinating article about two teenagers' worlds colliding on a city bus in Oakland, California. In the fall of 2013, the skirt of an 18-year-old gender-nonconforming person named Sasha Fleischman was set fire while Sasha napped during a bus ride home from school.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @drmcclain: If you read that NYT story about gender, race and two #Oakland teens, keep this in mind. My latest at @thenation: thenation.com/blog/196617/if…

Jan 30, 2015

If You Read That NYT Story About Two Teens in Oakland, Keep This in Mind thenation.com/blog/196617/if…

Jonathan Chait and the New PC | The Nation

thenation.com — At the beginning of January, just a few weeks after the birth of my daughter, I came across an article in The Baffler, a journal I love, called " This Brat's for You." Written by William Giraldi, it was about how paternity leave for his second child left him "bushwhacked by this surfeit of free time," eventually turning him into an alcoholic.
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January 30, 1948: Mohandas Gandhi is Assassinated | The Nation

thenation.com — Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1948, a shocking and dispiriting event covered by media all across the world, including a mournful Nation.

What the Sharing Economy Takes | The Nation

thenation.com — Sharing is a good thing, we learned in kindergarten, but that wisdom was soon called into question by the grown-up world of getting and spending. Now, New Age capitalism has spun out a wonderful invention: the "sharing economy," which holds out the promise of using technology to connect disparate individuals in mutually profitable enterprise, or at least in warm feelings.
Jan 29, 2015

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous thenation.com/article/196241…

Jan 29, 2015

My Nation piece on the sharing economy (Uber, AirBnB, etc.) is out: thenation.com/article/196241….

From Detroit to Dublin, a Fight for the Right to Water | The Nation

thenation.com — This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. It's lunchtime at a quiet bar and restaurant by Dublin's River Liffey, and a man in his 30s walks in holding a copy of his résumé. He wants to leave it for management to look over.

Uber and the Taxi Industry’s Last Stand | The Nation

Why Is Marissa Alexander Still Being Punished for Fighting Back? | The Nation

thenation.com — As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it's time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Marissa Alexander walked out of jail, but not as a free woman. At yesterday's hearing, the judge sentenced her to two years of house arrest with an ankle monitor.
Jan 29, 2015

'it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.’ bit.ly/1BvISlf

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mychalsmith: Why Is Marissa Alexander Still Being Punished for Fighting Back? thenation.com/article/196361…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @taramurtha: What you get when "prosecutorial discretion" is built into a sexist, racist, classic system: Marissa Alexander's case goo.gl/tAIu4j

Jan 28, 2015

RT @thenation: Yesterday, Marissa Alexander walked out of jail—but not as a free woman. thenat.in/1yO8iNS pic.twitter.com/hrRyaxYWMp

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Marshawn Lynch and Roger Goodell: A Compare And Contrast | The Nation

thenation.com — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have something glaringly obvious in common. They both struggle mightily speaking on camera. That however is where the similarities end. Marshawn Lynch, who thousands of people pay to watch play on Sundays, earned a base salary of one million dollars last year.
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