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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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David Cole, Lani Guinier, Dahlia Lithwick, Linda Hirshman and others think outside the box for the next Supreme Court nominee.

Lukas Brekke-Miesner Oakland-bred rapper Mistah FAB discusses his reaction to the city's recent high-profile violence and his hopes for the future.

Te-Ping Chen The country's largest and most diverse youth and student movement demanded bolder policies on climate change and plotted future actions.

Advice and resources for preventing or fighting foreclosure.

Larisa Mann A Harvard student legal team takes on the RIAA's faulty file sharing prosecutions with a novel approach.

Viany Orozco State legislators can help those most affected with stimulus money for education.

David M. Walker, president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, responds to William Greider's essay, Looting Wall Street, published in the March 2 edition of The Nation.

Nina Jacinto Is Barack Obama is America's first hip-hop president?

Tomas Palermo Former gangsters help a Bay Area organization use people power to transform communities block by block.

Jenny Lee With Detroit's auto industry in decline, activists argue for a media-based economy to change the city's fortunes.


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