The problem is not that Zimmerman was afforded the presumption of innocence. It is that Trayvon Martin was not—and that defendants who look like him are denied that right every day.
The popular revolt against the incompetent Morsi government was inspiring—but the coup that followed sets a dangerous precedent.
Prosecution of whistleblowers, dragnet seizure of phone records, the threatened criminalization of basic news-gathering—it’s dangerous for the media, and dangerous for democracy.
It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.
“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.
As the hunger strike approaches its 100th day on May 17, 100 prisoners are refusing food.
In the Age of Bloomberg, America’s most iconic big city is also its most unequal.
Rinku Sen on the Associated Press's decision to "drop the 'i' word," Robert Dreyfuss on Hagel's bad budget rhetoric, and the editors on a prize for Nation illustrator Steven Brodner.