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Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen

The tangled web of affairs, accusations and legal battles that defined Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s relationship unfolded over three decades. 

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

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.

Blogs

Mychal Denzel Smith appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss why food insecurity, mass incarceration and the destruction of the social safety net are rooted in racism.

April 7, 2014

Contributor Jessica Valenti says farewell to The Nation.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

This week: socialist cyborgs, biased maps and Aid 101.

April 7, 2014

Recent comments by New York City sports radio stars Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa revealed more than they intended.

April 7, 2014

There’s a huge undercurrent of resentment building to what even many school administrators are calling unreliable, unfair, unintelligible and unnecessary tests.

April 6, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

The struggle for genuine reform is in the noblest traditions of this magazine.

April 5, 2014

A lawsuit against ICE claimed that immigrant detainees were placed in isolation in retaliation to their hunger strike, a violation of their free speech rights.

April 4, 2014