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The Justice Department under John Ashcroft is alienating allies in the 'war on terror.'

Embattled campus activists hone their message about the crisis in Afghanistan.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.

Moral concern begins with the local, but shouldn't stop there.

Laura Bush might put on a good face for women's rights in Afghanistan, but her husband's handwork works against women in other places.

Noncitizens in the United States face an increasingly harsh Ashcroft-run Justice Department.

As world leaders convened at the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the UN in early November, the main topic of discussion was the fight against terrorism.

Anthrax scare reveals racial denial: workers on Capitol Hill are evacuated and given protective drugs while exposed postal workers, most of them black, are forgotten.

George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

Blogs

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012

The decline of African-American involvement in baseball speaks more to twenty-first-century problems than Campanis-era racism does.

April 16, 2012

This week, we discuss the Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney dust-up. Plus, a new joint project with Colorlines.com reporting on voter suppression throught the 2012 election season. And This Week in Poverty receives a 2012 media award.

April 14, 2012

The phrase “never worked a day in her life” immediately creates an Us vs. Them—and the media loves it.

April 13, 2012

What point was Hilary Rosen really trying to make?

April 13, 2012

The female Republican politicians attacking Obama’s record on women in the economy don't support fair pay, contraception access or abortion rights.

April 13, 2012

Each week, Nation interns pick compelling stories in their areas of interest.

April 13, 2012

What elements are crucial for a fair taxation system in the United States, and why do they matter?

April 12, 2012

 Eric Alterman is in book mode, while Reed Richardson pivots right—center right.

April 12, 2012

The conservative magazine let go of another contributor for offensive racial remarks. There is a reason this keeps happening. 

April 12, 2012