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Many viewers
were puzzled when, toward the end of the second debate, George W.
Bush answered a question about Supreme Court nominees by referring to
the Dred Scott case.

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

A once-sleepy population of artists and their fans has emerged as a loud and active proponent of political change.

Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le

Being a gay or lesbian Republican isn't easy. Social conservatives condemn your "homosexual lifestyle," while your friends (and lovers) on the left see you as part of the antigay problem.

Just as Roger Clemens can be counted on to fire heat, our national pastime inevitably waves the flag in times of national stress.

It was a bomb that started the whole thing--an image of one anyway.

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Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

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

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

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015