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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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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. 

The country's largest employer tried to compare the wages of their long-term employees to the stipends of Nation interns. The Daily Beast bought their spin.


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 This week: development in Brazil, censorship in Burma, and much more. 
This week: Michigan labor laws, riots in China and much more.
Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they...