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NYPD detain a protester

From Ferguson to Baltimore, the message is clear: protest at your peril.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The fallout from the Edward Snowden fiasco wasn’t just political—it was largely economic.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In 1950, Baltimore was the sixth-most-populous city in the country. Today, it is 26th, and its remaining poor black residents are cut off from their more affluent neighbors.

There’s a world of urgent discourse beyond Dyson, West, and Gates.

NYC Protest

After a more permissive approach to protests in the fall, de Blasio’s NYPD has returned to Occupy-era tactics of violent repression.

Peace activists

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the efforts of the anti-war movement are being erased from history.

Palestinian flags

In this increasingly confined land, art is a vital escape—if you can get the instruments past the checkpoint.

Lemon Andersen

Andersen first heard about the Attica uprising during a stint on Rikers Island. His new play brings the rebellion to life at the Public Theater.

The powerful US Attorney insists he’s not interested—but even if he changes his mind, recent legal setbacks may foil his chances.

A Nation investigation looks at the shuttering of needed trauma centers, beginning with those on Chicago’s violent South Side.

Blogs

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

"Where the subject is the Negro people, or the Negro person, Miss Brooks has gone considerably beyond...quaint and for-tourists-only self-consciousness," a Nation critic observed.

May 5, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

“Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove,” a Nation critic once observed. “It’s like a brief return to paradise.”

May 3, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 2, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015