Dividing Up the Autism Spectrum Will Not End the Way You Think

Efforts to segment the autism spectrum have mostly emerged because some parents whose children need a lot of support want to differentiate their children from adults with autism, who see them as “not like their own.” (Photo by Sergei Chuzavkov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) participation in Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a … Read more

While Afghans Tried to Flee, Boris Johnson… Saved Dogs?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses outside Methodist Hall polling station as he casts his vote with dog Dilyn, on December 12, 2019, in London, England. (Christopher Furlong / Getty Images) Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for The Nation‘s weekly newsletter. Thank you … Read more

The Cure for Child Homelessness: Affordable Housing

Carla Kaiser comforts 2-month-old Kylie at the Medford Family Life Education Center, a Massachusetts shelter, on March 27, 2020. (Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) participation in Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for registering for NationWeekly Bulletin. Thank you for registering. for more NationCheck out our latest … Read more

Whole Foods Fight Over Black Lives Matter Masks Pits National Labor Relations Board Against Free Speech

Are employee dress codes illegal? That’s the implication in a consolidated complaint filed against Whole Foods Market by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB argues that it’s illegal for Whole Foods to say that grocery store staff can’t wear Black Lives Matter (BLM) paraphernalia at work. To force Whole Foods to let staff … Read more

Congress’ Latest Attempt To Rein In Big Tech Will Hurt Consumers

Does anyone really believe that our government – which constantly creates monopoly privileges for patronage firms – can be trusted to ensure that private markets remain competitive? Seemingly. Consider the return of antitrust efforts against “big tech.” If history is our guide, hunting down disadvantaged companies will result in less competition, not more, along with … Read more

Did Madison Cawthorn Engage in ‘Insurrection’ by Reinforcing Donald Trump’s Election Fantasy?

Madison Cawthorn, a 26-year-old real estate investor who was elected to represent North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District in 2020, is one of many Republican politicians who have reinforced Donald Trump’s fantasy that Joe Biden stole the presidential election. Based on Cawthorn’s embrace of the “Stop the Steal” movement, his opponents are trying to prevent him … Read more

Microschools Have a Big Future

What could the future of education look like? As families and students steadily migrate to learning options that are better prepared to meet their needs than the struggling traditional public schools, it is natural to wonder what will happen. But education in the future may not have one facet, and that is a good thing. … Read more