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Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.


Abby Aguirre's October 10, 2002, web-only piece on e-mail harassment of Palestinian activists inspired many letters to the edito

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

"You look beautiful," shouted more than one speaker to the crowd that
gathered in New York's Central Park on Sunday, October 6, to protest
George W.

Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the
gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots
agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

With its future at stake, the ILWU will not go down without a fight.

On October 4 Ralph Nader's "Take it to The Street" campaign staged a rally on Wall Street against corporate corruption.

October surprises are built into our system, since elections come in
November. Cliffhanger movies in Hollywood's old days could not have
staged it better.

Although he does not record CDs, Robin Kelley may well be the hippest
intellectual in the land. There is plenty of substance to ground the
style.

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Today more than 5,000 organizations, including The Nation, are participating in “The Day We Fight Back” a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA’s mass spying.

February 11, 2014

They are using their fame, however sudden and unexpected, to champion prison reform in Russia, the United States and around the world.

February 11, 2014

To truly end the NSA's out-of-control surveillance and abuse of power, we need real reform.

February 10, 2014

From Raleigh to Olympia, students mobilize for worker justice, prison abolition and educational equity.

February 10, 2014

In a panel at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin discusses the myriad controversies swirling around the Sochi Olympics.

February 10, 2014

Students are asking Columbia to disclose sexual assault statistics and make the process easier for survivors.

February 10, 2014

Activists hold the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

February 8, 2014

The Keystone XL fight has become an iconic issue for environmentally-minded young people across the country.

February 6, 2014

In the week since President Obama announced that he would raise the minimum wage for federal contractors, pressure has been growing for politicians to do the same for low-wage workers across the country

February 6, 2014

Who says social activists don’t have a sense of humor? 

February 5, 2014