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Capital punishment will be one of the defining issues of the coming year.

Christians are drifting away in their support of the death penalty.

Bush v. Gore may have superficially resolved a short-run political crisis, but it has triggered a deep intellectual crisis.

The governor issued a moratorium on executions in Illinois a year ago, after investigative-reporting students and their professor saved an innocent man from the death chamber.

We shall see very little of the charmingly simian George W. Bush—the military—Cheney, Powell et al.--will be calling the tune, and the whole nation will be on constant alert.

Abolishing the Electoral College is one way the Florida fiasco could be addressed.

Chris Kraus reviews Cool for You, by Eileen Myles.

Our drug laws, like those concerning voting, reveal bias and backward thinking.

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The House version of the Violence Against Women Act would reduce legal protections for women, especially minorities and immigrants.

May 21, 2012

Numerous groups are protesting the militarization and corporatization of the 2012 Olympic Games.

May 21, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the latest victim of the disease of false equivalence, which masks the true cause of dysfunction in our government. 

May 21, 2012

 This week, John Nichols reports on Wisconsin's upcoming recall elections, Jeremy Scahill talks Yemen on NPR. Plus, columnist Melissa Harris-Perry named a finalist in NABJ Salute to Excellence, and our bi-annual Spring Books issue is here.

May 19, 2012

Chicago police have wasted no time in employing strong-arm tactics against activists and media gathered for this weekend’s summit.

May 18, 2012

Each week, Nation interns pick compelling stories in their areas of interest.

May 18, 2012

The intersection between what Congressional Democrats and state Republicans are attempting around voting shows a tragic collision in which democracy, citizens of color and many living in poverty will be the casualties.

May 18, 2012

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

Republican leaders want to preserve some popular parts of “Obamacare,” and that drives the Tea Party nuts. 

May 17, 2012