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Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

Maureen Dowd

Critics like Maureen Dowd of the Times live in an Oz-like dream world.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

Bill Maher

The comedian on drawing blue crowds in red states, his campaign to unseat a terrible Congressman and why it’s wrong to say anyone should be taken off the air.

Twitter

What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

Blogs

If you don’t think we’re better than the rest of the planet, what are you doing in office?

March 3, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

February 26, 2015

The FCC has guaranteed net neutrality, for now. But special interests will try to elect a president to undo it.

February 26, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

Thinking is so 14th century.

February 24, 2015