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How the war on drugs gave birth to a permanent American undercaste.

Friends of The Nation and of Howard Zinn offer recollections of the man, his work, and his impact on thinkers and activists.

Protesters decry acquittal of three New York City police officers on trial for firing 50 bullets at an unarmed man.

As safety scandals dampen the public's appetite for cheap imports, the European Union is raising doubts about standards and oversight in the US toy industry.

In his memoir, Taking Liberties, Aryeh Neier emerges, almost
despite himself, as a fascinating man.

When Attorney General John Ashcroft felt obliged to go out campaigning
in August in defense of the USA Patriot Act, his problem wasn't just
what people were saying about the act.

Late one night in October 1961, I flew from Atlanta to Jackson,
Mississippi, with Bob Moses.

Blogs

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

Anniversaries of the decision are opportunities to reflect on how much has been promised, how much delivered, how much still owed.

May 14, 2014

The Tea Party darling has now criticized the GOP on voter ID and cutting early voting, and is pushing to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons.

May 12, 2014

Voting rights groups allege that Ohio early voting cuts disproportionately burden black voters 

May 1, 2014

The same day Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA, a judge finds Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters.

April 29, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014