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James Baldwin

Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.

Sydney hostage crisis

There’s only one problem with the rising crescendo of alarm about lone wolves: most of it simply isn’t true.

Billy Graham after discussing juvenile crime New York City 1957

Billy Graham’s innocuous blend of showmanship and salvation.

Eric Foner (EdX Channel/ YouTube)

“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”

Benjamin Netanyahu

It’s not about whether systematic discrimination against Arab citizens should continue—it’s about whether it should be codified in explicitly racist legislation.

SCOTUS Justices

From criminal justice to workers’ and voting rights to campaign finance, it has defied customs that buttress the Court’s legitimacy.

 Jeanine Pirro and Steve Emerson

Our friends abroad give the network the derision and the mockery it deserves.

#BlackLivesMatter march

From Ferguson to France, pliable racial categories are used to mark who counts as fully human—and who does not.

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

Blogs

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

MSNBC's Chris Hayes celebrates The Nation's 150th anniversary.

April 1, 2015

The most important coach in college basketball has decided to take a pass on whether he stands with the RFRA law that's animating this year's Final Four.

April 1, 2015

Whittaker Chambers, a Wobbly and a hobo before he was a a red-hunter, published poetry in The Nation in the 1920s.

April 1, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015

If the NCAA is serious about its opposition to Indiana's religious freedom law they should move the Final Four

March 31, 2015

Unlike the male rock star who, having killed himself, gave his fans a taste of ultimate fatalism, Selena’s life, not death, offered joy to so many who admired her.

March 31, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

In the digital era, I shame, you shame, we all shame.

March 30, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015