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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

With Huntsman exiting to boost Romney, social conservatives try to coalesce behind Santorum. Or are they holding a place for Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush?

January 15, 2012

George Romney marched with Dr. King and refused to back Republicans who opposed civil rights. Mitt Romney has yet to call out racially charged comments by his GOP foes and has actually embraced some of the coded language.

January 13, 2012

Outing Newt and Mitt’s black fathers, praying for Obama's death and “stomping” transgender people.

January 13, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

January 13, 2012

In 1998, a draft-day trade started the NBA down a dramatically different road. It was also a “canary in the coal mine” for our country.

January 12, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

With supporters like these, who needs critics?

January 10, 2012

How putting the stories of African-American women at the center shifts the entire trajectory and resonance of the classic American story.

January 10, 2012

What does an Olympic athlete do after his politics get him suspended from the US track team and banned from the Olympic Village? 

January 9, 2012

An expert on conversations gives new insight into the transitions of 2011 that give hope for the year ahead.

January 8, 2012