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In 1893, The Nation raised a warning about how colonization would affect the state of the union.

In 1964, John Dominis Holt, one of the first voices of the Hawaiian renaissance, discussed his heritage.

The first overseas acquisition of the United States was not Hawaii, but Midway, claimed under the Guano Act of 1856.

Here's how the US Congress addressed the issue.

From our archives: The Nation addressed the question of annexation in 1898.

The story of how the Hawaiian people lost their homeland--and their continuing quest to win it back.

The Spitzer affair's obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.

Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex?

To build a fence on the US border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security seized land without trials or negotiations.

The caucus was raucous and the rancor will continue for weeks. But if you're a Democrat in the Lone Star State, these are good times, baby.

Blogs

In a 4-3 party line decision, the state Supreme Court sided with Governor Walker, clearing the way for massive cuts to collective bargaining rights.

June 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011

A plan to run “fake” candidates in districts where Democrats are challenging state senators allied with Governor Scott Walker has stirred a statewide outcry.

June 11, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's allies are pointing fingers of blame at one another as a scheme to run fraudulent candidates comes to light.

June 9, 2011

The former senator's renewed public profile has progressives talking about an open Senate seat or a recall election against Governor Walker.

June 7, 2011

Governor Scott Walker fancied himself a new Ronald Reagan. Now he's looking like the next Herbert Hoover, as thousands are returning to the streets to block his budget and remove his legislative allies.

June 6, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Unlike grassroots efforts to recall Republican state senators over their support for Governor Walker's anti-labor bill, efforts by Republicans to recall Democratic state senators may have involved fraudulent methods.

June 1, 2011

Wisconsin Republicans, in their rush to strip workers of collective bargaining rights, violated the state’s Open Meetings law and disregarding a tradition of governmental transparency. That has tripped them up, for now.

May 26, 2011

The AFL-CIO president, inspired by developments in Wisconsin and other states fighting battles over labor rights and cuts in public services, wants to change the way labor practices politics.

May 20, 2011