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Marilynne Robinson's new novel explores faith, loneliness and the national passion play of race.

The central thesis of Thomas Frank's new book, The Wrecking Crew, is that the kind of obscene depravity witnessed at the Department. of Interior is the natural result of the conservative philosophy of governance.

Environmental writer Elizabeth Royte plumbs our obsession with bottled water.

Flawed and flamboyant, the charismatic Jesse Jackson wasn't the perfect candidate, but his idealism led The Nation to endorse his bid for the White House.

While the whole world was watching, this is what Chicago's finest did.

It was a rigged convention, and the Chicago police were spoiling for a fight.

As they nominated FDR, Democratic conventioneers were more interested in grandstanding against prohibition than facing the nation's economic crisis.

At the National Women's Party convention, party leaders spurned black women who sought to be included in the suffragist agenda.

When the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate, The Nation was skeptical.

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May 23, 2015

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May 22, 2015

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May 21, 2015

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May 20, 2015

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May 19, 2015

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May 18, 2015

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May 17, 2015

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May 16, 2015