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I still think third-party politics is mostly a crock, but then, so is two-party politics.

Selma, Alabama, a touchstone in the civil rights movement, is frozen in
a way that confounds onlookers.

"The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from
religion," Senator Joseph Lieberman told a rapturous audience at a black
church a few Sundays ago, just after being chosen as

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Fund of the Nation Institute. Additional reporting: Edmundo
Cruz.

President Bush was not deterred by lack of expertise when it came to deciding a highly specialized scientific issue.

Over the last two years, various government and congressional officials adroitly exploited leaks to the media to defame Wen Ho Lee, a Los Alamos nuclear scientist.

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

Judith Miller is a New York Times reporter much in evidence on
talk shows and seminars on the Middle East.

Should the corporate owners of newspapers like the Los Angeles Times or the New York Post be allowed to own television stations in the same city?

Blogs

 The conservative push against people who notice racism.

July 27, 2012

The presumed GOP candidate’s offense-slinging stumble through London this week lends irony to his false claims about Obama apologizing for America. It seems America will have to apologize for Mitt.

 

July 27, 2012

 Eric on some classic Jazz, Reed on a glimpse into the 1%. 

July 27, 2012

Outside the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, thousands of activists took to the White House to call for an end to the laws that drive the epidemic.

July 27, 2012

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.

July 27, 2012

Mitt Romney thinks the UK is under-prepared for the Olympics? Wrong.They’re overprepared.

July 27, 2012

“Worse than Sarah Palin,” say the Brits. “Mitt the Twit.”

July 27, 2012

Rational marijuana policy isn’t about getting to smoke joints. It’s about civil rights.

July 27, 2012

Obama and Romney are taking now-familiar approaches on the difficult issue of the day: gun control. 

July 26, 2012

If you’re under the false impression that the world is falling into utter moral disrepair, turn your eyes toward Pompeii.

July 26, 2012