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Opinion journalism is pushing the conversation about war to the right.

Attorney General John Ashcroft misunderstands Robert Kennedy's legacy--and my book.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

Will the Homeland Security chief be an effective overseer or another spinner?

Be wary when pundits talk of 'The Street.'

The White House has learned from the past—from the conflicts in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Balkans—how to ensure an acquiescent press.

War tropes abound once again during our war on terrorism, but this ain't the USA of yesteryear.

On October 26, President Bush signed into law an antiterrorism package dismantling many privacy protections that Americans had long taken for granted.

Swept away by the fury of their impotence, huddled in temporary congressional offices, unable to capture anyone responsible for the terrorist assault on the United States, Congress and the Presiden

Blogs

The definition of “white” will grow and expand as the country diversifies.

February 23, 2012

Why is the Republican party resorting to hypocritical attempts to dictate American values?

February 23, 2012

Is the war on drugs worth it?

February 21, 2012

Recent commentary demonstrates why Rick Santorum’s backward sexual politics are so appealing to Republicans.

February 20, 2012

The sports world has no anti-racist mental apparatus for how to talk about an Asian-American player.

February 19, 2012

This week, I explain how to fight back in the GOP's War on Women. Columnist Melissa Harris-Perry’s show debuts on MSNBC; We welcome guest-blogger Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and John Nichols looks at Wisconsin’s uprising one year later.

February 17, 2012

This heartbreaking video describes the outrageously unfair detention and deportation of an innocent man and the callous means by which immigration officials casually tear families apart.

February 17, 2012

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012

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

February 16, 2012

Eric on Richard Thompson and Reed on the flawed history of polling.

February 16, 2012