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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.

Amazon

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.

Citibank

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.”

Blogs

If you had any doubt that Republicans have an even bigger anti-woman agenda than their love of compulsory vaginal probes might suggest, consider Wisconsin’s Senate Bill 507.

March 26, 2012

The senseless killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has provoked an outcry among athletes. Even among the most famous and infamous of them all, LeBron James.

March 25, 2012

This week, our special issue asks, can we ever trust government again? Plus, Mychal Denzel Smith on Trayvon Martin, editors Liliana Segura on “Stand Your Ground” Laws and Richard Kim on Tyler Clementi.

March 24, 2012

The latest Alter-review from Eric, while Reed points out the long term costs of Super Pacs.

March 23, 2012

The shooting of Trayvon Martin reminds us that the post-racial future was never really a possibility. 

March 23, 2012

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

The possible 2012 VP candidate voted for the law critics say provided the “license to kill” for the neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon Martin.

March 23, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, reminds us of another chapter in its history.

March 23, 2012

Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class could help ensure that young people learn their history, register to vote and make their electoral voice heard as soon as they are eligible.

March 22, 2012

Each week, Nation interns pick compelling stories in their areas of interest.

March 22, 2012