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Six weeks after Rahm Emanuel defeated populist, pro-teacher candidate Chuy Garcia in Chicago, public-school advocates are mobilizing for victory in Philly.

Tsarnaev Courtroom

Let’s fight for the right to make horrible mistakes, but remain in the realm of the living.

Baltimore

The right to a lawyer is a key protection against unjust prison sentences, but public defenders are overwhelmed and under-resourced.

Clinton immigration

Hilary Clinton’s evolution on immigration reform is a testament to the youthful movement that erupted during the Obama era.

Snowden

An appeals court declares the NSA’s data grab illegal. 

Newspapers and tablet

As prospects for traditional media decline, alternatives are emerging.

And it’ll take more than self-empowerment to truly free us from the expectation of marriage.

Deborah Copaken

What would it be like, I suddenly wondered, to put myself in the head of my rapist?

Figure 25 from Franco Moretti’s “Network Theory, Plot Analysis,”.

Raymond Williams tried to save culture from a priestly elite. Can the same be said of the digital humanities?

Afghan women's rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda

Farkhunda was murdered on the streets of Kabul while thousands looked on. Now Afghan women are rising up.

Blogs

If only American democracy could give people a say in matters of such significance.

May 24, 2015

"The ferry companies noted a great falling off in receipts."

May 24, 2015

“A study of the floor plans of the building, and a journey through it, disclose at once the cheering fact that much thought and care have been spent on the needs of the research student.”

May 23, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015