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George W. Bush wants to try terror suspects in in secret military courts. Guilt is presumed over innocence.

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?


The first and most ferocious Mama Grizzly rose up in response to a desire for right-wing female leadership.

August 30, 2010

Your media and  politics report, today with Krugman, debate over Beck rally, new mosque attacks in Tennessee, Springsteen preview.

August 30, 2010

As long as rightwingers remain the loudest voices talking about race, they'll continue to dominate the conversation.

August 27, 2010

Albert Pujols, the star slugger of the St. Louis Cardinals, has spoken out heroically against Arizona's SB 1070. Speaking at Glenn Beck's obscene "I Have a Scheme" rally is no way to advance the cause of immigrant rights.

August 27, 2010

Five years after the tragedy in the Gulf, The Nation continues to follow the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

August 27, 2010

We've known for some time that sports owners lie about their financial bottom line. But to see the mendacity in black and white—especially in these tough economic times—is too much to bear.

August 26, 2010

Five years ago next week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the body of Henry Glover was found burned in a charred sedan overlooking the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The case was mysterious from the start, but it wasn't until A.C. Thompson's 2009 article for The Nation that a real investigation began.

August 26, 2010

Intercollegiate rivalry isn't all about the academics anymore. It's also about eco-friendliness, says the Sierra Club.

August 25, 2010