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Sadly, the old slander that a liberal is someone who has never been mugged is turning out to be true.

How the right is using trade law to overturn American democracy.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

The inclusion of women in peace negotiations would go a long way toward addressing their exploitation and abuse in war-torn areas.

Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

An interview with Vincent Bugliosi about the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Bush v. Gore.

Civil rights are under attack through legislation and executive actions that purport to help fight terrorism.

Will academic freedom survive?

Events in the recent past are receding as the ominous future comes into focus.

Blogs

Considered a de facto saint in his corner of Pennsylvania, Joe Paterno turned a blind eye to abuse on his watch.

November 11, 2011

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.

November 11, 2011

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

Institutions like Penn State need to protect the communities that they are a part of.

November 10, 2011

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

At the end of his life, the champion boxer was rejected by the same establishment so quick to embrace him when it suited their needs. Smokin’ Joe deserved so much better.

November 9, 2011

Even if voters come to believe that the allegations against Cain are true, will they care?

November 7, 2011

Did protecting Joe Paterno’s football program matter more than stopping a child-rapist? It looks that way.

November 7, 2011

The key is getting young girls—under age 12—passionate about technology and the physical world. Here’s how. 

November 4, 2011

Alterman reviews the Beach Boys and Reed pokes holes in media ethics.

November 4, 2011