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Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps

The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel

Attorney General John Ashcroft throws out Oregon's assisted suicide law, against the wishes of a majority of Oregonians and in defiance of a 1997 Supreme Court ruling.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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

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.

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.

Blogs

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

Republican leaders want to preserve some popular parts of “Obamacare,” and that drives the Tea Party nuts. 

May 17, 2012

House Republicans want to legislate a hierarchy of victimhood.

May 17, 2012

Many Americans think the president came out for gay marriage for political motivations. That could be a good thing.

May 15, 2012

There’s a growing trend of criminalizing rape survivors in order to guarantee their testimonies at trial.

May 15, 2012

How a generational shift in feminism is setting the agenda for American women.

May 15, 2012

When will Congress and the White House wake up to the fact that big banks are still playing with bombs? 

May 15, 2012

A primary today in Oregon pits a candidate who will make pot prosecutions a low priority versus another who wants to crack down on medical marijuana. And then there's the case of the Koch Democrat.

May 15, 2012

This week, President Obama’s “evolution” on same-sex marriage: an idea whose time has come. Plus, Nation editor Liliana Segura on mandatory sentencing laws, a live chat with Dana Goldstein on testing and education reform, and Victor Navasky's Mad Men cameo.

May 14, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012