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"Abu Ghraib prison was used for torture in Saddam's time.

What are the thousand words, I wonder, that are worth the pictures of
grinning US soldiers sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib
prison?

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Maryland-based media company whose
holdings include sixty-two TV stations, did the country a favor when it
refused to air the April 30 special edition of Nigh

On April 20, Solicitor General Ted Olson told the Supreme Court that the
federal courts could not question the indefinite detention of "enemy
combatants" held at Guantánamo Bay because as

George W.
Bush has declared that tort reform will be a major part of his
forthcoming campaign.

When the Supreme Court
hears oral argument April 20 on the cases challenging the legality of
the detentions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, it will confront the
most dramatic conflict betwe

Fifty years ago, African-Americans and
fellow progressives hailed Brown v. Board of Education as a
conclusive turning point in the struggle for racial equality.

How four federal judges brought the rule of reason to the South.

The product of black legal skill and strategy, Brown has a black copyright.

Blogs

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013

For men of color in New York, getting stopped-and-frisked is a daily reality. Will the courts do anything to change it? 

April 5, 2013

A new book argues that the media failed to grasp the frightening extremism of the anti-immigrant border patrols of a few years ago—and wraps it in a thrilling true-crime tale.

April 3, 2013

The leading Democrat working to unveil a comprehensive immigration reform bill is getting his campaign money from the private detention industry.

April 3, 2013

As 35 Atlanta educators are investigated for fudging standardized test scores, the bigger issue is the high-stakes testing that's taken over our education system.

April 2, 2013

Believe that marriage rests on love and compassion? That makes you a pervert.

April 2, 2013

A watershed moment for marriage equality—and Tony Kushner’s moving essay nearly two decades ago: Introducing The Nation Archive!

March 30, 2013

Undocumented youth are taking to public and online spaces to represent themselves—in some cases, without the support of important allies.

March 29, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

Police respond very quickly to mass shootings, and bigger magazines means more deaths. 

March 28, 2013