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Jonathan Schell

He made it clear that on matters of conscience, inaction is unacceptable.

Los Angeles

As residents complain of nosebleeds and headaches, the country’s biggest oil-producing city moves to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Natural Gas

It’s just as important to stop Cove Point.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

Blogs

The grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising recently discovered that it was one of 200 nonprofit projects that have been financially wiped out in an astonishing act of apparent fraud.

January 26, 2012

Every week, interns at The Nation try to cut through the echo chamber and select an important article in their area of interest that they feel deserves more attention.

January 26, 2012

How worried are too-big-to-fail banks over pending investigations into mortgage fraud?

January 26, 2012

The people beaten and shot at by the UCPD are our students; they are our colleagues. And they are our neighbors. We were all in it together. They are the public, and the public is us.

January 26, 2012

It’s too early to tell how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation.

January 26, 2012

Occupiers in the nation’s capital have enjoyed a largely peaceful coexistence with authorities so far, but that may soon change.

January 25, 2012

Last night, the president announced a new mortgage crisis unit. Will it help homeowners and punish the banks who created the mess? 

January 25, 2012

The administration is close to presenting a deal with big banks on mortgage fraud—will it stick?

January 24, 2012

The pending deal could let the banks off the hook for mortgage fraud and undercut the president’s message of fairness.

January 23, 2012

Students, many who believed the days of violent police actions were behind them, will continue to protest until officials get it right: students have the right to peacefully communicate their grievances without the fear of being brutally beaten, shot at or otherwise injured, harassed or bullied.

January 23, 2012