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For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Berkeley residents overwhelmingly support the measure, but beverage companies are fighting back.

police brutality rally

How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

UC Berkeley

California’s affirmative consent law isn’t actually all that radical.

Blogs

A journey inside the famous Scriptorium of founding OED editor James A.H. Murray.

February 1, 2015

The Nation argued against the development of the hydrogen bomb in terms that apply to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the surveillance state today.

January 31, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are representing a new sports/politics paradigm, one that with a Super Bowl win could be felt for a generation.

January 30, 2015

The Nation was the first American publication to write about Gandhi, back in 1897. Here’s what we said.

January 30, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015