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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

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Mychal Denzel Smith appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss why food insecurity, mass incarceration and the destruction of the social safety net are rooted in racism.

April 7, 2014

Contributor Jessica Valenti says farewell to The Nation.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

This week: socialist cyborgs, biased maps and Aid 101.

April 7, 2014

Recent comments by New York City sports radio stars Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa revealed more than they intended.

April 7, 2014

There’s a huge undercurrent of resentment building to what even many school administrators are calling unreliable, unfair, unintelligible and unnecessary tests.

April 6, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

The struggle for genuine reform is in the noblest traditions of this magazine.

April 5, 2014