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United Nations

Caving to outside pressure, this week the organization added women to the High-level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations—but it still falls short of gender parity.

Charles Barkley

Once you were not afraid to ask that all-important question: “Who’s afraid of a large black man?” Tragically, it now seems like the answer might be you.

UFCW

From ALEC to the Heritage Foundation, a group of anti-labor stalwarts is looking to turn cities and counties into “right-to-work” zones.

Las Vegas sign

After the 2008 crash, southern Nevada became the foreclosure and unemployment capital of the nation.

antiretroviral tablets

Newly filed documents reveal that the controversial evangelical organization is still getting federal funds to provide HIV prevention programs in Uganda and Zambia.

Even as activists are organizing against police violence, many Americans continue to see blacks as criminals—and want our police to act accordingly.

Child receives polio vaccine

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Immigration sign

The hard-won relief arrived only after undocumented workers and their families took huge risks to step forward and lead.

Eve Ensler

A conversation with the feminist playwright and One Billion Rising leader, whose new play, O.P.C., opens in Cambridge on November 28.

Blogs

"Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?"

April 25, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in it.”

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

The Justice Department’s quest to prosecute Barry Bonds is a shameful stain in their history. Now put him in the Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2015

"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact that it has, here and there, its pertinence to life."

April 23, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“It is an operation—however well meaning, however many good people involved—that is, at its core, a shuck.”

April 22, 2015

Several congressional Democrats, along with progressive activists, are launching a campaign to eliminate student debt.

April 21, 2015