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Once they snubbed "Republicrats"; now they're set to oust Bush by any
means.

From MoveOn to meetup.com, the net is facilitating a new citizen
insurgency.

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Late one night in October 1961, I flew from Atlanta to Jackson,
Mississippi, with Bob Moses.

In the final days of Rudy Giuliani's term as mayor of New York, three
months after the heroism of 9/11, he quietly approved a politically
wired project to build twenty-five multimillion-dollar

Benjamin Elijah Mays--devout Christian minister, uncompromising advocate
for justice, career educator and longtime president of Morehouse College
in Atlanta--was called the "Schoolmaster of the

"I've been described as a tough noisy woman--a prizefighter--a
man-hater...a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy.

Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

The Iranian student demonstrations that began on June 10 initially
protested plans to privatize Teheran University and to raise tuition.
They quickly became a forum for criticizing the repressi

Blogs

A watchdog group has uncovered numerous labor violations at a Samsung supplier in southern China—including underage workers.

July 11, 2014

The Department of Education has never sanctioned a school for sexual-assault related violations. It’s time to change that.

July 8, 2014

The journey one of the first domestic workers’ groups in New York attests to the power of grassroots labor activism and the hurdles that come with it. 

July 3, 2014

Join The Nation and Green America in calling on Congress to pass the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014.

July 3, 2014

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

Early warnings of an American policy in thrall to the Israeli right.

July 1, 2014

Across the country, the summer is heating up with youth-led direct action.

July 1, 2014

Moral Mondays may seem exceptional, but it is actually part of a long history of interracial political coalitions in the South. 

June 27, 2014

From WikiLeaks to Occupy, Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen—today, we look back at some of the highlights of my four years as a blogger for The Nation

June 27, 2014