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A once-sleepy population of artists and their fans has emerged as a loud and active proponent of political change.

Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le

Being a gay or lesbian Republican isn't easy. Social conservatives condemn your "homosexual lifestyle," while your friends (and lovers) on the left see you as part of the antigay problem.

Just as Roger Clemens can be counted on to fire heat, our national pastime inevitably waves the flag in times of national stress.

It was a bomb that started the whole thing--an image of one anyway.

How Jim McGreevey perfected the art of swimming in the mainstream.

For two years, journalist Andrew Rice lived in Uganda as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.

Nature doesn't compromise on global climate change; activists must not either.

If another world is possible, what will that world look like?

The first referendum in Bolivia's history represents a hopeful sign.

Blogs

The president wants to railroad through Congress a deal that threatens to undermine labor rights, restrict Internet freedom and push jobs overseas. 

January 26, 2015

Finally, after thirty-five years, the Guatemalan military is being held responsible for murdering forty Mayan peasants.

January 21, 2015

Service, without activism, doesn’t capture King’s true radicalism.

January 19, 2015

The film shies away from the big names and big institutions and offers a history of women’s rights organizing from the ground up.

January 16, 2015

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

January 16, 2015

At the turn of Dr. King’s birthday, the struggle for freedom rolls on.

January 16, 2015

Once again, Congress is threatening to pass a bill that could torpedo historic negotiations with Iran. 

January 13, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015

The Nation has had many Nobel Prize winners contribute to our pages over the years. But we have had only one staff member who went on to win the Prize.

January 8, 2015