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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.

The scientific race toward “precision medicine” is shifting the ethical foundations of public health.

#BlackLivesMatter demonstration

Minorities confront prejudice and barriers to success in almost every aspect of their lives, but right-wing pundits prefer to blame the victims and the welfare state.

When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.

Pro-choice demonstrators in Dublin

New “exceptions” to the country’s total ban on abortion are worthless in practice.

The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights.

Blogs

"One cannot close this book without a sense of depression," The Nation's reviewer said of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams.

May 6, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

“Where the subject is the Negro people, or the Negro person, Miss Brooks has gone considerably beyond…quaint and for-tourists-only self-consciousness,” a Nation critic observed.

May 5, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

“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

"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 2, 2015