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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On women who refused to live in silence and be consigned to oblivion.

California prisoners

Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

LGBTQ Mexico Rally

The trans community is coming out—and bringing with it a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.

US journalism needs investigative reporting, and these are great places to start.

American journalism has lost its crusader instinct. Here’s how to get it back.

Blogs

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

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015