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How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

“I realized that…the most likely outcome of returning this information to public hands would be that I would spend the rest of my life in prison. I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do.”

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez’s vision of racial mixing as New World destiny.

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

Blogs

Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class could help ensure that young people learn their history, register to vote and make their electoral voice heard as soon as they are eligible.

March 22, 2012

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

March 22, 2012

Electing more African-Americans and women to office will eventually mean more conservatives from both groups.

March 22, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council made Florida's law into “model legislation.” The killing of Trayvon Martin reveals just how bad that model is.

March 21, 2012

Most agree the Saints should have met with some punishment for having a “bounty system” against opposing players, but the NFL is not being honest about why the suspensions were so terribly harsh.

March 21, 2012

Discriminatory impacts rely more on whether people of color can access something than whether they support it.

March 21, 2012

Only the government can assume the role of policing and protecting Americans.

March 21, 2012

Texas is arguing it is unconstitutional; conservative scholars say it is outdated. Both are wrong. 

March 21, 2012

We pay more for the same products and services while making less money.

March 21, 2012

Some justices hint they might limit mandatory sentences that send teenagers to die in prison.

March 20, 2012