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Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell needs to explain his participation in several sordid episodes of the United States' past.

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.

Blogs

The last week has seen the deaths of three sports trailblazers who in different ways brought us all closer together.

March 2, 2015

The Nation thought the Electoral College “might very profitably be dispensed with,” to avoid a repeat of the election debacle.

March 2, 2015

"Dedication is not enough," The Nation warned, "Eagerness is not enough, nor a warm heart."

March 1, 2015

An article in The Nation shows that a little gun control could have gone a long way toward saving lives.

February 28, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

The government just sold off the once-controversial land. Here’s what they should have done with it instead.

February 27, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

In one of the great hatchet jobs of Nation history, Robert Sherrill argued that even in the prime of his clipboard-enabled antics, Buckley was already “quite dead.”

February 27, 2015