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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.

Studies on the effects of childcare on the young are colored by researchers' views about educated women who go to work.

Blogs

An opponent of capital punishment who specifically cautioned against “joy” in bin Laden’s death is dishonestly portrayed to demonstrate “obsessive belief in capital punishment” and “rejoicing” in that death.

May 23, 2011

Several thousand people turned out this weekend in Michigan as part of an effort to recall the state's controversial governor.

May 23, 2011

The plan to renew the Patriot Act may have the backing of Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders and the Obama White House. But this is bad bipartisanship.

May 23, 2011

The idea that Julian Assange did not simply receive massive anonymous uploads from a military intelligence officer forms the heart of the US government's attempt to prosecute Assange under the Espionage Act.

May 22, 2011

 This week, Melissa Harris-Perry and Gary Younge offer different views on Cornell West, Obama and the race debate. Plus, The Nation takes stock of the 2012 GOP field.

May 20, 2011

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has a plan to make sure Republicans give up on the Paul Ryan budget.

May 20, 2011

Eric takes on Jake Weisberg's commitment to destroy Medicare and cut taxes on the rich and Reed Richardson responds to claims that the beginning of the end of the world commences this weekend.

May 20, 2011

Workplace sexual violence against women immigrants is rampant—but usually remains hidden.

May 19, 2011

SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—is one of the strongest threads in our increasingly tattered safety net. But Gingrich started taking whacks at the program in 1995, and now his House Republican descendants are doing the same.

May 18, 2011

Princeton Professor Cornel West says the president has failed to deliver to America's for the constituencies that voted him into office, The Nation's Melissa Hariss-Perry says that criticism is too vague.

May 18, 2011