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Surveillance cameras near U.S.Capitol

The Snowden revelations have vindicated The Nation and the ACLU. When will the government correct the record and stop the abuses?

Marijuana is harvested in Davenport, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opposition, hopes are running high.

Police at school

Try to think of an aspect of everyday life that doesn’t somehow include the police.

Bill Bratton and Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio touts his police commissioner pick as a “progressive visionary,” but Bill Bratton’s record tells a different story.

Net Neutrality protest

Why is Verizon suing the FCC over net neutrality regulations?

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

NSA

There will be no need to kill a future Edward Snowden. He will already be dead.

Prison

In the wake of 9/11, prosecutors have embraced “special administrative measures” to keep terrorism suspects guilty until proven otherwise.

Blogs

Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is on a mission to show his Sundance-award winning movie, The House I Live In, to prisoners across the country. On a Friday in December, he went to New Yor}ks biggest jail.

December 21, 2012

Wayne LaPierre failed to offer a reasonable alternative to gun control—and worse, made his opposition seem downright villainish. 

December 21, 2012

Once again, the media has absolutely failed us in keeping our government accountable on gun policy.

December 21, 2012

During a press conference, the NRA's president seemed to blame everything for mass shootings in America, except guns.

December 21, 2012

At the federal and state levels, some politicians are encouragingly willing to tackle gun control.

December 20, 2012

Two interviews have new resonance since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

December 20, 2012

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, some companies are distancing themselves from guns.

December 20, 2012

In the wake of a national tragedy, how do we have a productive conversation about how to keep our country safe?

December 19, 2012

The massacre in Newtown struck the nation with grief, but kids have been getting killed by guns in massive numbers for years without much media attention.

December 19, 2012