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European Union

The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.

Virgil, with a volume of the Aeneid, flanked by Clio (left) and Melpomene

Is the revival of a dead language breathing new life into the humanities?

Operation Crossroads in the Marshall Islands

The historic US nuclear testing site is taking its case for disarmament to the International Court of Justice.

US-Mexico border

Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border.

It’s time to start enforcing Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The country struggles with religion and integration one week after the Charlie Hebdo murders.

Ankle monitor

So is your block, your school, your neighborhood… your city, state and country.

Taylor Mac performs at New York Live Arts, January 2015

A musical project of maddening ambition unearths—and invents—a gay history of America.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

Blogs

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015

Players, fans and the long-term success of MLS lose in the new collective bargaining agreement. It didn’t have to end this way.

March 5, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

“No revolutionary as independent-minded as she,” Vivian Gornick once wrote in The Nation, “could fail, come the revolution, to be denounced as a counterrevolutionary.”

March 5, 2015

Who benefits from a high school equivalency exam that judges nothing better than how well you'll do on the exam?

March 4, 2015

A “scathing” report from the Department of Justice traces discriminatory policing back to the city’s reliance on the fines that accompany tickets and arrests.

March 4, 2015

The gun-control debate may have receded from memory, but advocates are still pushing Congress to take action.

March 4, 2015

“An extraordinarily able woman of proved ability,” The Nation’s former editor, a veteran suffragist, cheered.

March 4, 2015