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Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Ronald Dworkin

How did an essential figure in the modern revival of liberal political philosophy end up pondering issues of theology?

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

Blogs

Michelle Obama's visit Thursday to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin came as activists, senators push for bolder response to violence and hatred.

August 23, 2012

This week’s updates on early voting, voter ID and the power of marginalized voters.

August 17, 2012

 If the Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt’s “center,” watch out.

August 17, 2012

A Pennsylvania Republican judge refuses to block the state's unjust, unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID law.

August 15, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 9, 2012

The state's Republicans are limited early voting hours in pro-Obama counties while expanding them in GOP strongholds.

August 8, 2012

Even after the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, gun laws are likely to remain lax. 

August 6, 2012

Now is the time for President Obama to affirm the Jeffersonian ideal that no American “should suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief.”

August 6, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 2, 2012

Yesterday, members of America's Christian majority let the world know that they are under attack—and fighting back.

August 2, 2012