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America remains a global shopping center for terrorists and others.

Terrorists and gun smugglers like to buy guns in America because of
the abundant inventory at gun shops and gun shows, and the laxity of US
gun-law enforcement.

On January 20, 1995, Bruno Jordan is gunned down in a parking lot in El Paso, Texas, in what appears to be a botched carjacking.

Michael Bellesiles, the historian accused of research falsification in
his book Arming America, a study of gun culture, announced on
October 25 that he was resigning from Emory Universit

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

With sniper suspect now in jail,
DAs are fighting tooth and nail.
They're in a monumental race
To see who gets to try this case

The USA Patriot Act was passed with much fanfare last October, but it was soon clear that lawmakers passed the package without examining all the parts.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

Blogs

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

We do know that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will soon surface. The trouble is, we don’t know what it will contain.

March 28, 2013