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A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Affirmative action, so long distorted by its critics, makes an easy political target.

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

Among Washington insiders the odds of war with Iraq rise and fall
daily--60-40, 50-50, 40-60.

"Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error," Illinois Governor
George Ryan said on January 11, clearing his state's death row as his
final act of office.

Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with
someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are
millions like her. Patricia C.

"Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest," reads the little
informational card the ACLU hands out to citizens.

Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's
rights.

Blogs

It should have been clear that one self-serving segment of our society was pushing the rest of us into the arms of a technology that could not tolerate, nor contain, a major accident.

March 28, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

Andy Schwarz explains why the NCAA is not only morally indefensible but economically ludicrous. 

March 27, 2015

Pulp Fiction hits you like a jolt of adrenaline,” Stuart Klawans wrote in his 1994 review.

March 27, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

“Whatever [Israel’s] reasons for postponing a termination date on the occupation,” The Nation observed, “the sooner it sets one the better.”

March 26, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015