The Nation: A Q&A With Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Beatrice Fihn is leading a movement to abolish nuclear weapons. The organization she heads, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), is determined to transform how we view our nuclear arsenals.

Gallup: Top Issues for Voters: Healthcare, Economy, Immigration

These results are from Gallup’s Midterm Election Benchmark poll, conducted Oct.15-28. The majority of registered voters describe 11 of the 12 issues tested as extremely or very important to their vote — the only exception being the investigation into Russia and the 2016 election.

Mary Dejevsky: The Cold War is over: Why can’t the west accept it?

Four decades ago, Mary Dejevsky spent a year as an exchange student in the Soviet Union. On her return this year, she found much had changed for the better and wonders why western narratives about Russia are still stuck in the past.

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