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At most, it only further proves the incompatibility of a secret intelligence service and an open democracy.

Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis.

When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

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But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.

What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?

Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

Blogs

Yes, The Almanac covered the Clinton impeachment trial back on January 7. But the rules are the rules: seventeen years ago today, Bill Clinton looked America in the eyes and lied.

January 26, 2015

A profile of Bell in The Nation that year reported that the Scot spoke with a "rattling burr that adds piquancy to whatever he says."

January 25, 2015

Not the Winston Churchill who once served on The Nation's editorial board.

January 24, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 1/22/15?

January 23, 2015

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

Despite his moderate image during the campaign, Larry Hogan has transformed into a hardline conservative almost overnight.

January 23, 2015

The Nation had an old China hand, blacklisted in the McCarthy era, reflect on the American surrender in Vietnam.

January 23, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015