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Mitch McConnell’s Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company | The Nation

thenation.com — After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife's family's company, Colombian authorities are investigating. Before the Ping May, a rusty cargo vessel, could disembark from the port of Santa Marta en route to the Netherlands in late August, Colombian inspectors boarded the boat and made a discovery.
Oct 30, 2014

If this is the best gotcha on the execrable Mitch McConnell, I'd say he wins big on Tues thenation.com/article/186689…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @matthewstoller: 90 lbs of cocaine were just found on a boat in Colombia owned by GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell's in-laws. Ok. thenation.com/article/186689…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @lhfang: Shipping firm that gave Sen. McConnell most of his personal wealth caught recently w/cocaine hidden in coal shipment goo.gl/91WMT0

Oct 30, 2014

RT @joesonka: From @lhfang, the same family giving McConnell his personal fortune imports cheap Columbian coal and cocaine: thenation.com/article/186689… #kysen

Oct 30, 2014

RT @matthewstoller: 90 lbs of cocaine were just found on a boat in Colombia owned by GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell's in-laws. Ok. thenation.com/article/186689…

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New Voting Restrictions Could Swing the 2014 Election | The Nation

thenation.com — On Monday, October 27, eight activists with Moral Monday Georgia occupied the office of Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brian Kemp, holding signs that read "Let Us Vote." There are 800,000 unregistered African-American, Hispanic and Asian eligible voters in Georgia. This year, the New Georgia Project registered 85,000 of them.

No Quid Pro Quo, No Cuomo: Vote Howie Hawkins on November 4 | The Nation

thenation.com — I am not someone beguiled by the narcissism of protest votes. I mostly see elections as revealingly bad theater and an opportunity to nerd out on data interactives. But once in front of a ballot, I'm a fairly uncomplicated and pragmatic voter. I went for Kerry and Obama because they were obviously better than Bush, McCain and Romney.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI, from The Nation: No Quid Pro Quo, No Cuomo: Vote Howie Hawkins on November 4 thenation.com/blog/186641/no… via @thenation

Oct 29, 2014

RT @blakezeff: Seeing how many people agree with @RichardKimNYC is one of biggest election day story lines to follow in NY next week m.thenation.com/blog/186641-no…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @EricMcClureBK: This smart @RichardKimNYC piece sums up perfectly my feelings about Cuomo, the WFP, and why I'm voting Green: m.thenation.com/blog/186641-no…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @blakezeff: Seeing how many people agree with @RichardKimNYC is one of biggest election day story lines to follow in NY next week m.thenation.com/blog/186641-no…

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This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America | The Nation

thenation.com — Last year, Wendy Heller Chovnick, a former Teach For America manager, spoke out against her former organization in The Washington Post, decrying its "inability and unwillingness to honestly address valid criticism." In recent years, such criticism has centered on Teach For America's intimate involvement in the education privatizat
Oct 30, 2014

RT @thenation: Internal memo reveals how Teach For America's obsessive PR game covers up its lack of results. thenat.in/1wFiTXT

Oct 30, 2014

RT @thenation: Internal memo reveals how Teach For America's obsessive PR game covers up its lack of results. thenat.in/1wFiTXT

Oct 30, 2014

RT @thenation: Internal memo reveals how Teach For America's obsessive PR game covers up its lack of results. thenat.in/1wFiTXT

Oct 30, 2014

RT @SusieMadrak: This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America | The Nation thenation.com/article/186481…

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Work Speedups Have Consequences the Boss Never Imagined | The Nation

thenation.com — Massive speedups are enabling the jobless recovery. Massive speedups are enabling the jobless recovery. Subscribe Now! The only way to read this article and the full contents of each week's issue of The Nation online on the day the print magazine is published is by subscribing.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @helaineolen: Amazing piece by Esther Kaplan on the consequences understaffing and speeding up the workplace. thenation.com/article/186425…

Oct 30, 2014

Amazing piece by Esther Kaplan on the consequences understaffing and speeding up the workplace. thenation.com/article/186425…

These Three Men Have Been Locked Up For Almost Twenty Years. Are They Innocent? | The Nation

thenation.com — Ira "Mike" Epstein, decided not to attend the holiday dinner at the last minute. It was December 20, 1996, and the 40-year old father of two told his coworkers that he wanted to spend time with his family. He returned to his Long Island home in an anxious state.
Oct 30, 2014

Ms. Riley left @innocence to study criminology at Cambridge. Her first for @thenation, on a specific 20yo NYC case: thenation.com/article/186665…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @lizzyratner: Any NYers around in '96 remember the Davis-Epstein murders? This piece says cops may have got wrong men: The Nation thenation.com/article/186665…

Other Dangerous Epidemics in America | The Nation

thenation.com — Ebola ain't the half of it.

What Happens When People-Rather Than Politicians-Are Given the Chance to Vote for a Higher Minimum Wage? | The Nation

thenation.com — Next Tuesday, there's one vote that looks set for a landslide victory. And the winner will be not a candidate but a number: a higher state minimum wage. You can tell how popular the upcoming state minimum wage ballot initiatives are from the opposition tactics conservatives are deploying.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @jschmittwdc: "What Happens When People Are Given the Chance to Vote for a Higher Minimum Wage?" -@meeshellchen -@TheNation thenation.com/blog/186529/wh…

Oct 30, 2014

What Happens When People—Rather Than Politicians—Are Given the Chance to Vote for a Higher Minimum Wage? thenation.com/blog/186529/wh…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @thenation: An initiative to give the poor a raise this election is a rare chance to make your vote actually count for something. thenat.in/1ti903w

When Did Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo Go to Medical School? | The Nation

thenation.com — Just when you thought the Republican slime ballers had run out of muck, you discover, no, they have more mud to throw at honorable people. And they are not just smearing Barack Obama. This time, they are disparaging the doctors and scientists at the National Institutes of Health and depicting them as weak-willed tools of the Democratic party.

Fatal Encounter: A Transgender Woman Meets the US Marine Corps | The Nation

thenation.com — This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. As I peered at Jennifer Laude's serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician's makeup. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but I was told they were severe.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @thenation: A horrific story of homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the Philippines. thenat.in/1u8rnty

Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes on Bully Governors Christie, Cuomo and LePage | The Nation

thenation.com — When Kaci Hickox stood up to Gov. Chris Christie for quarantining her against her will and claiming she was "obviously ill" when she wasn't, she did more than bring a little sanity to our Ebola-panic politics. She also struck a blow for all the teachers, nurses, public employees, minimum-wagers, and workers of all kinds that Christie has bullied, belittled and silenced over the years.

Justice for Edward Snowden | The Nation

thenation.com — Editor's Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel's column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina's column here. It is time for President Obama to offer clemency to Edward Snowden, the courageous U.S.

Joan Jett Gets Out the Vote | The Nation

thenation.com — If anyone is producing hipper, more lively Get Out of the Vote efforts than the Department of Peace, please let me know who they are!

Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ Interview | The Nation

thenation.com — On October 6, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen (professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton) sat down in Moscow for a wide-ranging discussion with Edward Snowden.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @ARothNYT: Snowden says Putin "would be in hot water" if a source leaked on Russian Internet surveillance thenation.com/article/186129… pic.twitter.com/swiavCtn43

Oct 28, 2014

RT @jfarchy: Do you have a social life in Moscow? Snowden: "Yeah, I’ve got more than enough for my needs, let’s put it that way." thenation.com/article/186129…

Oct 28, 2014

Do you have a social life in Moscow? Snowden: "Yeah, I’ve got more than enough for my needs, let’s put it that way." thenation.com/article/186129…

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