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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.

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?

Blogs

Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story ignores the fact that in every century and decade, sadomasochistic erotica has broken into the mainstream.

April 16, 2012

Forget Mitt Romney. Wisconsin’s governor gets a hero’s welcome at the NRA convention, with a gun-talk laden speech that claims his critics “want to take me out.”

April 16, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012

The decline of African-American involvement in baseball speaks more to twenty-first-century problems than Campanis-era racism does.

April 16, 2012

This week, we discuss the Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney dust-up. Plus, a new joint project with Colorlines.com reporting on voter suppression throught the 2012 election season. And This Week in Poverty receives a 2012 media award.

April 14, 2012

The phrase “never worked a day in her life” immediately creates an Us vs. Them—and the media loves it.

April 13, 2012

What point was Hilary Rosen really trying to make?

April 13, 2012

The female Republican politicians attacking Obama’s record on women in the economy don't support fair pay, contraception access or abortion rights.

April 13, 2012

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

April 13, 2012