Nathan J. Robinson

Nathan Robinson

Nathan J. Robinson founded Current Affairs magazine in 2015 and is its editor-in-chief.

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Billionaire candidates often run promising to fix the very problems that their own existence created in the first place.(Photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters) Views
Monday, July 15, 2019
Why Do Billionaires Keep Presenting Themselves as America's Great New Hope?
The past week saw both the passing of Ross Perot and the entry of Tom Steyer into the presidential race. It’s fitting that the two events should coincide – as one billionaire presidential candidate leaves us, another steps up to take his place. But while “rich guy who tells it like it is”...
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Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Why Bernie Sanders Is (Still) the Most Progressive Choice for President
Speculation over the 2020 US presidential elections has already gotten contentious. The Democratic field looks as if it’s going to be crowded, and new prospects are floated by the press seemingly every week, from Oprah Winfrey to Beto O’Rourke. With just under two years to go until election day, it...
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Friday, October 05, 2018
If The Rule Of Law Means Anything, Kavanaugh Must Be Impeached
At this point, my position on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is quite simple: you cannot flagrantly violate a sworn oath and be placed on the Supreme Court. Someone who lies to the Senate in sworn testimony is not just unqualified to be a justice, but they should not be any kind of judge at all...
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“People don’t believe in government. Every time someone interacts with government it’s a shitty experience. So you’ve got to make it less shitty.”(Photo: TedxUofM Conference/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, August 06, 2018
Abdul El-Sayed’s Campaign Is a Test for Leftism in the Midwest
Because Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed has been called “ the new Obama ,” it can be surprising to hear the first words of his stump speech: “Who here believes in democracy over corporate domination?” he booms, to an instant cheer from the standing room-only audience at a church in...
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