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What happens in our wars, politics and culture, who is celebrated and who ignored—none of it will matter if climate change devastates the planet.

A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system. 

Drug arrest

In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?


Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

Angry Birds

By monitoring apps such as Twitter and Angry Birds, British and US spy agencies can determine users’ age, location, marital status and more.

Sochi illustration

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”


Five years ago today it became clear that the flooding of New Orleans was reaching epic proportions—as the toll rose.

August 31, 2010

The first and most ferocious Mama Grizzly rose up in response to a desire for right-wing female leadership.

August 30, 2010

Your media and  politics report, today with Krugman, debate over Beck rally, new mosque attacks in Tennessee, Springsteen preview.

August 30, 2010

As long as rightwingers remain the loudest voices talking about race, they'll continue to dominate the conversation.

August 27, 2010

Albert Pujols, the star slugger of the St. Louis Cardinals, has spoken out heroically against Arizona's SB 1070. Speaking at Glenn Beck's obscene "I Have a Scheme" rally is no way to advance the cause of immigrant rights.

August 27, 2010

Five years after the tragedy in the Gulf, The Nation continues to follow the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

August 27, 2010

We've known for some time that sports owners lie about their financial bottom line. But to see the mendacity in black and white—especially in these tough economic times—is too much to bear.

August 26, 2010

Five years ago next week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the body of Henry Glover was found burned in a charred sedan overlooking the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The case was mysterious from the start, but it wasn't until A.C. Thompson's 2009 article for The Nation that a real investigation began.

August 26, 2010