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Environmental Activists

Thoreau was right: “in Wildness is the preservation of the World.”

Scotland was closely divided on the issue of independence. But media cast a loud “no” vote.

The bracing campaign for independence gave Scots a vision of a real political alternative.

Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.

Forty days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, America’s “justice system” continues to fail.

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

It takes two to spell go.

Norm Coleman

As the Obama administration counts on Saudi Arabia as a key ally against ISIS, the kingdom flexes its muscles in Washington.

Gary Palmer claims his think tank’s funding is “almost entirely” from individuals. That isn’t true.

Ntozake Shange, author of the groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, explains what the Ray Rice scandal means for black feminism.

river bed

We've already lost a lot to climate change, and we'll lose more unless we take collective action.

A century and a half of writing on the always-possibly-imminent break-up of the United Kingdom.

If Scotland wakes up on Friday still bound to England, it will not be because solidarity or shared vision prevailed but rather fears of job loss, higher prices and higher taxes.

Thursday’s independence referendum in Scotland offers a lesson on how to run a high-stakes, high-turnout election.

Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.

This is not a personal conduct policy. It is an amateurish, pandering, and altogether odious exercise in public relations.

Protest Rally

Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.

The crisis in Iraq and Syria demands a political solution. Here are the key diplomatic steps needed to get there.

Finally, a different picture is emerging of the former New York City mayor.

Cambodia’s garment workers are fighting for something they’ve never had before: a living wage.

The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.

A remarkable democratic debate over independence has forced an admission that austerity is a vital, perhaps definitive, issue.