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Sochi rubble

Illegal waste dumps, displacement of residents, harsh retribution against local activists: Sochi has it all.

A foul band reeking of corruption, half were chosen by former president Juan Antonio Samaranch, a devoted Fascist in Franco’s Spain.

Samantha Retrosi

As a luge competitor at the 2006 Winter Games, I saw the dehumanization and corporate domination behind the Olympic ideal.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Edward Snowden

His disclosures were profoundly moral. Justice demands that all charges be dropped.

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

Blogs

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

April 13, 2012

What elements are crucial for a fair taxation system in the United States, and why do they matter?

April 12, 2012

 Eric Alterman is in book mode, while Reed Richardson pivots right—center right.

April 12, 2012

The conservative magazine let go of another contributor for offensive racial remarks. There is a reason this keeps happening. 

April 12, 2012

Ann Romney is out of touch with most American women.

April 12, 2012

Photo voter ID laws will have a disproportionate impact on women voters, who are more likely to have name and address changes.

April 12, 2012

Attacks on free speech, no matter who is affected, have widespread implications.

April 12, 2012

George Zimmerman was behind bars Wednesday, forty-five days after he went free after shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman now faces the possibility of life in prison, but Reverend Jesse Jackson tells Laura Flanders of GRITtv that the mobilizing shouldn’t end.

April 11, 2012

A visit to the Republican Women's Club of New York to see Callista Gingrich suggests the GOP won’t fix its gender gap problem.

April 11, 2012

Housing Advocates have filed a complaint against Wells Fargo, accusing the nation’s largest mortgage lender of failing to maintain and market foreclosed properties in black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

April 11, 2012