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Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

If it’s not blocked, a single corporation will be able to dictate digital communications and media content for decades to come.

Woody Allen

A society hot for punishment is quick to play judge and jury. But there’s nothing feminist or radical about pretending to know the truth.

Liberal

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Dave Zirin and Samantha Retrosi

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin will join former luge competitor Samantha Retrosi to take reader questions on the politics of the Olympic games.

Blogs

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Henry Aaron spoke his mind and is receiving racist death threats, thereby proving his point.

April 16, 2014

There’s no objective explanation for why black women make less than white women.

April 15, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 15, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on Al Jazeera America. 

April 15, 2014

The Racial Justice Act allowed death row inmates to challenge their sentences if they believed race played a significant role.

April 14, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

The full list of Pulitzer winners has been announced.

April 14, 2014

Next week will see two wrenching anniversaries one day apart. One will receive a great deal more coverage than the other.

April 13, 2014

If the New Jersey governor can’t handle a comedian, how can he run the country?

April 11, 2014