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How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

The outlook for Mayor de Blasio’s signature initiative just got a whole lot brighter.

When Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and capitalism killed sexual liberation.

O’Reilly wants us to put Christ back in Christmas. In that case, economic inequality should take center stage on December 25.

Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton

The road to police reform begins with community participation and a court-appointed monitor.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

Surveillance cameras near U.S.Capitol

The Snowden revelations have vindicated The Nation and the ACLU. When will the government correct the record and stop the abuses?

Marijuana is harvested in Davenport, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opposition, hopes are running high.

Gift

How we shop this month can help develop more sustainable economies year-round. 

Blogs

If he's the GOP’s idea man, then the Democrats are in good shape.

April 8, 2014

“America broke Iraq; now America owns Iraq, and it owns the primary responsibility for normalizing it,” writes Thomas Friedman.

April 8, 2014

Manjula Martin is trying to arm freelance writers with knowledge, but capitalism has the upper hand.

April 7, 2014

Hayes has no sympathy for the ’neanderthalish‘ views of sportscasters who opposte paternity leave for male athletes. 

April 7, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Mychal Denzel Smith appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss why food insecurity, mass incarceration and the destruction of the social safety net are rooted in racism.

April 7, 2014

Contributor Jessica Valenti says farewell to The Nation.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

This week: socialist cyborgs, biased maps and Aid 101.

April 7, 2014