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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

Although it would still be a reckless man who’d bet against Rupert Murdoch, the odds against James Murdoch taking a fall just got a little shorter.

January 20, 2012

Speaker Gingrich condemned Bill Clinton’s hijinks; at last night's debate, candidate Gingrich preached moral values. He’s a hypocrite. But hyprocisy sells.

January 20, 2012

 Eric asks how about the real relevancy of the Tea Party and Reed examines the crazy 27 percent.

January 19, 2012

Had I been married, to Newt, I would have been more than happy to let other women have him.

January 19, 2012

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

January 19, 2012

Faith, morality and “family values” are back now that the Republican primary has moved south. 

January 19, 2012

The Super Bowl is coming to Indianapolis in less than three weeks. Also coming is the NFL Players Association and its staunch opposition to the state's “Right to Work” agenda.

January 18, 2012

Members of Congress need to feel the heat on the Stop Internet Piracy Act. Here’s how a bold progressive challenger and digital activists forced Paul Ryan to come out against SOPA. It’s a smart model for winning this fight.

January 18, 2012

And guess which one lies.

January 18, 2012

Racially inflammatory statements marked last night’s GOP debate on MLK Day.

January 17, 2012