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Marilynne Robinson

The novelist offers an elegant answer to the question, “What is it to be human?”

In The Tyranny of the Meritocracy, Lani Guinier argues that the SATs have become “accurate reflectors of wealth and little else.”

PA President Mahmoud Abbas

It may seem like an obvious step, after joining the International Criminal Court. But the legal and political barriers are formidable.

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

Rabbi Leonard Beerman

Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.

As governors mull clemency, battered women should be at the top of the list.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

Why is the political coverage in The New York Times so lame?

Blogs

The last week has seen the deaths of three sports trailblazers who in different ways brought us all closer together.

March 2, 2015

The Nation thought the Electoral College “might very profitably be dispensed with,” to avoid a repeat of the election debacle.

March 2, 2015

"Dedication is not enough," The Nation warned, "Eagerness is not enough, nor a warm heart."

March 1, 2015

An article in The Nation shows that a little gun control could have gone a long way toward saving lives.

February 28, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

The government just sold off the once-controversial land. Here’s what they should have done with it instead.

February 27, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

In one of the great hatchet jobs of Nation history, Robert Sherrill argued that even in the prime of his clipboard-enabled antics, Buckley was already “quite dead.”

February 27, 2015