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Feminist anthropology fights for public voice in a new era.

President Bush's power to appoint judges is one he hardly deserves because of the way he achieved his office.

A sit-in at the university highlights the gulf between a great educational institution and the unconscionable working conditions many of its employees experience there.

A grassroots movement for immigrant legalization is gathering strength.

Prevention and treatment require a focus on overall health and development.

A parody of Gone With the Wind has run into legal trouble: too revealing of the real nature of slavery?

With NAFTA as an ugly precedent, the proposed trade pact is generating serious opposition from a number of social and economic sources.

A campaign to help sick people in need of unaffordable medicines is clashing with forces in the global pharmaceutical industry.

The death penalty needs to be thought through by liberals, and its acceptance or rejection cannot be á la carte.

The former FCC chairman says he's bitter about the effective dismantling of his low-power radio plan. Under his successor, such an idea won't even get raised.

Blogs

At Penn State, self-pity reigns.

November 14, 2011

Alterman on comedy and Crosby, Stills and Nash and Reed on media's political coverage bias. 

November 11, 2011

Considered a de facto saint in his corner of Pennsylvania, Joe Paterno turned a blind eye to abuse on his watch.

November 11, 2011

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

November 11, 2011

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

Institutions like Penn State need to protect the communities that they are a part of.

November 10, 2011

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

At the end of his life, the champion boxer was rejected by the same establishment so quick to embrace him when it suited their needs. Smokin’ Joe deserved so much better.

November 9, 2011

Even if voters come to believe that the allegations against Cain are true, will they care?

November 7, 2011

Did protecting Joe Paterno’s football program matter more than stopping a child-rapist? It looks that way.

November 7, 2011