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Counter-recruitment projects are mobilizing to push back on the growing militarization of America's schools. Here's a list of resources.

That brief explosion in Gdansk of civic participation and political innovation contains secrets and gems of political ideals that can be achieved.

There is no possible strategy to win in Iraq. Now is the time for activists to reach out to the families of soldiers in Iraq who may feel betrayed.

Will her solitary protest become a turning point for a nation disillusioned with a President and his war?

David Sirota calls progressives to action with a plan for a grassroots movement that unites fragmented factions.

Feminists for Life fails to acknowledge women as moral agents. And in that sense, they aren't feminists at all.

In the wake of the labor split, nothing revolutionary or even progressive is discernible in this schism.

Whether or not Roberts would overturn Roe, his judicial conservatism provides ample cause for concern.

An international furor over the hanging of "two gay teenagers" in Iran.

The Entergy Nuclear company of Jackson, Missippippi, with the blessing
of the Bush Administration, is seeking preliminary approval to add one
or two new nuclear reactors to its existing reactor

Blogs

A Connecticut College student speaks out about her letter condemning a professor's hate speech. 

April 20, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the estate tax, a move that could cost the federal government nearly $270 billion over ten years. 

April 15, 2015

From the statehouse to the streets, a youth groundswell.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel talks to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez about The Nation’s 150-year legacy of independent journalism.

April 2, 2015

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes, multinational corporations could sue governments that try to protect the health and safety of their citizens. 

April 2, 2015