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FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

If it’s not blocked, a single corporation will be able to dictate digital communications and media content for decades to come.

Woody Allen

A society hot for punishment is quick to play judge and jury. But there’s nothing feminist or radical about pretending to know the truth.

Liberal

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Dave Zirin and Samantha Retrosi

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin will join former luge competitor Samantha Retrosi to take reader questions on the politics of the Olympic games.

As the movement enjoys a star moment, “controversial” issues risk being left behind.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Blogs

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders is back with a plan for real health care reform. Instead of cutting Medicare, as Paul Ryan proposes, he wants to respond to our health-care crisis with a single-payer "Medicare for All" plan that cuts costs while expanding quality care.

May 10, 2011

Atlanta Hawks basketball player Etan Thomas refuses to be silent, especially when the state of Georgia takes a major step backward toward its dark past.

May 9, 2011

The Senate and the House of Representatives agree: single-payer health care is the only way to provide real coverage for all.

May 9, 2011

We know that we are not all middle class and that capitalism isn’t really democracy, so why don't we take the time to grapple with the major dilemmas facing our society?

May 9, 2011

The governor who has led te fight to bust unions and cut public services now steps up as the pointman for privatization of education -- and his own political ambitions.

May 9, 2011

This week, the news hit that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, perhaps best known for his Angels in America, was being blocked from receiving an honorary degree from the City University of New York because of his views on Israel.

May 5, 2011

Eric takes on the Washington Post, Reed Richardson dives into the Proposition 8 marriage equality battle, and the mail.

May 5, 2011

Extremists in the House are looking to end all insurance coverage for all abortion-related services.

May 5, 2011

Some athletes have dared to buck the patriotic trend, and in the process have learned a tough lesson about the limits of free speech in the jockocracy.

May 4, 2011