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When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

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But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.

What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?

Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

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Tennessee is arresting new mothers for having used drugs in pregnancy—but in a cruel Catch-22, many can’t get the treatment they need.

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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