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A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

Lucious and Snoop from the season finale of Empire

The music of Empire is the theology of capitalism.

Why debates about community development sidestep the issue of inequality.

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

“Through WPA the unemployed have redeemed the idea of work relief; the ‘boondogglers’ have made good.”

The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

Tower of Babel

Translation is not the art of failure but the art of the possible.

His critiques of US policy are sharp, impassioned and true to democratic principles. If only Bush and Obama had bothered to listen.

Soldier launches drone in Afghanistan

The remote-controlled hunting of human beings has become standard practice in American warfare.

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

War on women protest

The feminist movement surges into public consciousness, but backlash to basic freedoms never goes away.

What the media don’t cover when Colombian women are raped by members of the US military.

The near-miss by the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA final will not cause Scott Walker to lose a wink of sleep.

“Uganda denies it, Egypt and South Africa will not comment, and France has yet to fully disclose its role.”

And he wants you to put down your tallywhacker right now.

Jesus Garcia

Whether Emanuel wins or loses his fight for mayor, the savvy coalition leading the charge against him may already have changed Chicago politics for the better.

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

(AP Photo/Tomas Munita)

How an American fantasy conflict created disaster in Afghanistan.