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The novelist discusses religion, history, language and the importance of moral scrutiny.

“Stay to the end…and read everything”: 
Reporting the Iran/Contra scandal taught me everything 
I needed to know about covering Washington.

Kopkind Vermont

How to be committed without drinking the Kool-Aid—and other things Andy taught me.

Greece Women

Straight talk about essentialism, sexism, leaning in and speaking out.

Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.

As The Nation looks forward to the next 150 years, we asked some contributors to StudentNation, the campus-oriented section of our site, and former Nation interns what a radical future looks like to them.

India Protest

The documentary has been banned in India—which makes watching it only more urgent.

Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

A Nation investigation reveals how a group of hedge funders are about to get exactly what they paid for.

Taraji P Henson as Empire's Cookie

Fox’s Empire made TV-ratings history by letting a black woman be her multidimensional self. 

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