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civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Blogs

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offered his opinions on Castro and Cuba. What could possibly go wrong?

April 9, 2012

Firing one racist doesn’t change the conservative agenda.

April 9, 2012

In testing Russia’s press freedoms, Caucasian Knot mixes rigorous investigative journalism, videos and live-tweeting from hunger strikes.

April 9, 2012

A demand has come from the streets of Bahrain to keep the F1 out of their country. We should listen.

April 9, 2012

A racist column got the pundit fired. But he is not the only right-wing pundit who uses racially inflammatory language. 

April 7, 2012

 This week, E.J. Graff goes inside Elizabeth Warren's Senate campaign. Plus, John Nichols honored for career achievement, and we welcome bloggers Jessica Valenti and Allison Kilkenny to TheNation.com.

April 7, 2012

The media finds the end of executions in the US a farfetched dream. But the death penalty was banned in America once before—and it happened rather suddenly and unexpectedly.

April 7, 2012

Audio of Gregg Williams imploring players to violence only preserves the status quo.

April 6, 2012

What does Trayvon Martin's case reveal about the way we discuss race in this country?

April 5, 2012

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

April 5, 2012