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Even stalwart liberals are knuckling under to the security state in the wake of September 11.

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.

Blogs

Eric on Kinky Friedman and Reed on Obamacare.

June 22, 2012

With the vast majority of Americans pushing for some kind of healthcare reform, Congress and states have options, from subsidies to state-level mandates to single-payer.

June 21, 2012

Ann-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in The Atlantic is devoid of tools for real change, but at least it starts a conversation.

June 21, 2012

Today's decisions about sex, drugs, and union speech may offer clues about next week's decision on healthcare.

June 21, 2012

Catholic hospitals net billions in federal funding—yet demand special public policy just for them. 

June 20, 2012

A university press is placed on the chopping block while the school’s head coach is paid nearly seven times its annual operation cost.

June 20, 2012

The Department of Justice spent $2 to 3 million prosecuting Roger Clemens. Why?

June 20, 2012

Nurses and their allies launch a national campaign to push for a tax on financial transactions.

June 19, 2012

This week, a diverse range of contributors take a critical look at Islamophobia in The Nation's special issue. Plus, a conversation with Chris Hayes about his new book, and we launch a new campaign blog by Greg Mitchell.

June 18, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012