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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.


As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Abrams, Kissinger, Kristol, Cheney

The architects of our foreign-policy disasters would prefer we simply forget the past.

V.S. Naipaul

A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.


The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”


The political press doesn't understand just how differently the right thinks—it's scientifically proven.

February 21, 2013

We need to ask ourselves what these tales in political corruption are teaching us to believe.

February 21, 2013

Of course the defense nominee wasn't receiving funds from the made-up “Friends of Hamas.” But such coverage plays to Republicans’ agenda, regardless of its truthfulness.

February 21, 2013

Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.

February 21, 2013

The murder of Reeva Steenkamp has generated conversation about everything except what really matters: the global epidemic of violence against women.

February 20, 2013

Keep these facts in mind the next time you read anything about immigration.

February 20, 2013

Sports Illustrated, which rarely writes book reviews, recently covered Nation sports editor Dave Zirin’s Game Over.

February 20, 2013

Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complain about access to the president—but what did they really do with that access when they had it?

February 20, 2013

Has anyone done less with more than MJ?

February 19, 2013

Jack-booted thugs are here to take away your guns.

February 19, 2013