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on Sep 18, 2014 - 15:39 PM ET

This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus.

I’m going to guess you’ve heard of the People’s Climate March by now. It’s been all over Facebook, the blogosphere, buses and subway cars—it’s even shown up on network news, which has...

on Sep 18, 2014 - 15:27 PM ET

In a couple of recent posts we discussed how single letters can be clued. Today we address two-letter strings—not including state abbreviations, which were addressed (heh) in our July 4 post. Just like single letters, letter pairs (also known as bigrams) can be clued as...

on Sep 18, 2014 - 14:18 PM ET

The battle over Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District hasn’t received much media attention as underdog Mark Lester (D), a history professor at Birmingham Southern College, takes on Gary Palmer (R), former president of the largely unknown Alabama Policy Institute (API). But questions about the sources of funding to API and Lester’s challenge to Palmer—calling on him to reveal his tax returns—might transform the contest over a predominantly...

on Sep 18, 2014 - 13:26 PM ET

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the groundbreaking choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. The author of that acclaimed work, Ntozake Shange, joined Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday morning to share her thoughts on the Ray Rice controversy...

Feminism, Sports, Theater
on Sep 18, 2014 - 10:00 AM ET

While The Nation is only half as old as the Scottish and English Acts of Union—we were founded in 1865, the United Kingdom in 1707—we have, in our century and a half, taken great interest in affairs north of the River Tweed. In the winter of 1871, a heated debate on Scotch linguistics broke out on our letters page, with Angus Croupar of Chicago going so far as to call Thomas Davidson of St. Louis “hypocritical.” The Nation’s...

From the Archive, Politics, World
on Sep 18, 2014 - 09:43 AM ET

On the train north to Edinburgh, two songs kept running through my head. The first was “Big Yellow Taxi,” Joni Mitchell’s breakup ballad with its wry warning: “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” In the past two weeks the British have finally, belatedly, realized that when they wake up tomorrow morning the “Great” in the country’s name may...

Regions and Countries, Society