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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

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in it.”

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

The Justice Department’s quest to prosecute Barry Bonds is a shameful stain in their history. Now put him in the Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2015

"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact that it has, here and there, its pertinence to life."

April 23, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“It is an operation—however well meaning, however many good people involved—that is, at its core, a shuck.”

April 22, 2015

Several congressional Democrats, along with progressive activists, are launching a campaign to eliminate student debt.

April 21, 2015

“It is a miracle of literature, this rapture maintained at so high a pitch over so long a time.”

April 21, 2015