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The Nation is America's oldest weekly news magazine, and one of the most widely read magazines in the world for politics, news and culture.


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“I realized that…the most likely outcome of returning this information to public hands would be that I would spend the rest of my life in prison. I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do.”

The progressive revival, from the asphalt up.

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin will join former luge competitor Samantha Retrosi to take reader questions on the politics of the Olympic games.

A systematic look at the patterns of rights abuses in the United States’ domestic “war on terror” since September 11, 2001.

Gary Younge and Mychal Denzel Smith on the misremembering of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous speech.

It’s time to end pot prohibition. It's time to legalize marijuana.

An in-depth look at the civilian toll of America’s longest war.

Our readers’ memories from the 1963 March on Washington.  

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, we’re asking our readers to share their thoughts and memories. 


Election 2012 should put forever to rest the old saw that young people are politically apathetic.
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The view from Obama campaign HQ, plus wrap-ups from Senate races, ballot initiative results, and more!
Our Feminist Roundup offers a weekly recap of feminist news and commentary.
A fourth-grade class creatively calls on their elders to vote.
This I Vote video features young people making the case to their peers about the importance of voting this Tuesday.
"Childish Things" features young activists speaking to their peers about what they see as the importance of President Obama's...
Our free Feminist Roundup email offers a weekly recap of feminist news and commentary from Jessica Valenti, Katha...