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Toni Morrison

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1991 to 2015.

The Raines family in 1969

In 1971, I helped burglarize an FBI office and leaked documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses of power. Here’s what that experience taught me.

Prison block

And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.

Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime.

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.

The romance in the film isn’t perverse—and that’s the problem.

Ella Baker

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1957 to 1968.

Blogs

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

Andy Schwarz explains why the NCAA is not only morally indefensible but economically ludicrous. 

March 27, 2015

Pulp Fiction hits you like a jolt of adrenaline,” Stuart Klawans wrote in his 1994 review.

March 27, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

“Whatever [Israel’s] reasons for postponing a termination date on the occupation,” The Nation observed, “the sooner it sets one the better.”

March 26, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015