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Readers respond to poet Sharon Olds's decision to decline Laura Bush's invitation to dine at the White House.

Here's how we identified more than 11,000 empty, rentable homes in
New Orleans:

New homes for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina need not be the
penitentiary-style public housing we've come to dread. Bring in
architects who know how to create human-scale dwellings for the poor.

Poet Sharon Olds writes an open letter to Laura Bush, explaining why she won't break bread at the White House.

Knowing what America owes its dead--be they soldiers lost in
Iraq or civilians lost in the Gulf Coast storm--could prod the nation toward a decisive rejection of the Bush Administration's war policies.

The controversy over the World Trade Center cultural
institutions is one more episode in a long, often bitter dispute over
how 9/11 should be remembered and understood.

Let the evacuees of New Orleans take the lead in determining how the
billions of dollars in reconstruction funds are used to rebuild their
lives and their city.

Mounting American casualties alone cannot turn us away from this ill-advised war. Democrats and anti-war advocates should let words and peaceful actions speak, instead of guns and corpses.

It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

Counter-recruitment projects are mobilizing to push back on the growing militarization of America's schools. Here's a list of resources.

Blogs

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

The film shies away from the big names and big institutions and offers a history of women’s rights organizing from the ground up.

January 16, 2015