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Halal in the Family

The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi hopes his mock sitcom will make us laugh our way to becoming Halal in the Family.

Why are campus administrators invoking civility to silence critical speech?

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.

Tax breaks for childcare will be a disaster. Luckily, we know a better way.

RFRA Indiana

If CEOs are worried that their LGBT employees won’t be treated as equals in Indiana, they should show as much concern for their pregnant and potentially pregnant employees.

Tower of Babel

Translation is not the art of failure but the art of the possible.

War on women protest

The feminist movement surges into public consciousness, but backlash to basic freedoms never goes away.

Hobby Lobby

How the reckless Hobby Lobby decision has excited the imagination of the right wing.

Blogs

"Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove," a Nation critic once observed. "It’s like a brief return to paradise."

May 3, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

If you want to understand what is happening in Baltimore, listen to Makayla Gilliam-Price and learn about her family.

May 1, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

“Hollywood will for a long time be in debt to Mr. Welles,” The Nation’s review predicted.

May 1, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 1, 2015