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If it’s not blocked, a single corporation will be able to dictate digital communications and media content for decades to come.

Woody Allen

A society hot for punishment is quick to play judge and jury. But there’s nothing feminist or radical about pretending to know the truth.

Liberal

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Dave Zirin and Samantha Retrosi

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin will join former luge competitor Samantha Retrosi to take reader questions on the politics of the Olympic games.

As the movement enjoys a star moment, “controversial” issues risk being left behind.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Bill de Blasio

The case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan does not actually require copious amounts of data on long-term educational outcomes.

Blogs

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won’t hold itself accountable for its crimes against women, then history will.

June 25, 2014

The justices didn’t quote Christian Parenti, but they should have.

June 25, 2014

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

The Court went to surprising lengths to affirm the idea that technological change demands a reconsideration of legal precedent—an assertion that could have significant implications in other privacy cases.

June 25, 2014

Suspending Luis Suárez is the right thing to do. But the organization responsible for issuing judgment is absent of moral weight.

June 25, 2014

In The Curve’s second roundtable discussion, our contributors ask what legislative goals feminists can really achieve in Washington.

June 24, 2014

The ACLU finds that SWAT teams spend more time kicking down suspected drug offenders’ doors than rescuing hostages or stopping gunmen.

June 24, 2014

Instead of ignoring what the neo-cons have to say about the present crisis in Iraq, maybe we should do this...

June 24, 2014

Sallie Mae broke the law, and SLAP demands that the Department of Education terminate its contract. 

June 23, 2014