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If you're disappointed with Obama, Rev. Jesse Jackson has a reminder for you: American presidents haven't done many great things without a mass movement pushing them every step of the way.

The tough and hyper-energetic diplomat’s career spanned more than four decades. He leaves behind a complicated legacy—and in Afghanistan, an unfinished mission.

Lewis was a true Renaissance man, a lover of music, history, literature, language, botany, geography, sports, boating, cards—the list is endless—all of which enliven his puzzles.

This past week brought us two losses that will be felt throughout The Nation and GRITtv families.

His was an all-American odyssey, and in his final decades he was a man on a mission.

Lewis was a true Renaissance man, a lover of music, history, literature, language, botany, geography, sports, boating, cards—the list is endless—all of which enliven his puzzles.

Johnson was a scholar and author who saw our devolving American world with striking clarity and prescience and wrote about it with precision, passion and courage

Remembering David Markson (1927–2010), whose playful novels pushed storytelling to the edge of understanding.

Remembering Ben Sonnenberg (1936–2010)—writer, publisher, boulevardier—and his quarterly, Grand Street.

Teresa Stack remembers our colleague Gene Case; Esther Kaplan reports on Sarah Shourd's return home from Iran.

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The great passion of the president’s last year was a struggle to enact an amendment ending the poll tax and removing wealth barriers to voting. He was right to choose the constitutional route.

November 22, 2013

Gene Farley was a brilliant champion of economic and social justice, peace and, above all, single-payer health care.

November 11, 2013

Singing against apartheid and for Tibetan freedom, working with Amnesty International and standing with Occupy Wall Street, he was an artist who spoke up and showed up.

October 27, 2013

The late Saul Landau spent years investigating the assassination in Washington, DC, of his friend, Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean foreign minister. What he found pointed right back to DC.

September 13, 2013

On the occasion of the death of one of the last liberal Republican giants, reflections on the passing of a species.

July 31, 2013

In praise of a reporter who understood that she needed to have access to power in order to question that power.

July 23, 2013

The late New York Times columnist believed telling critical truths about your country was a higher form of patriotism.

March 25, 2013

As we mark the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, how far have we come? And how far do we have to go?

February 6, 2013

Each of our minds contain a universe, but how is it that his mind contained fourteen or fifteen of them?

January 12, 2013

An anti-fascist, a radical, an immigrant, an outsider, her pioneering work to launch women’s history programs and feminist movements was transformational.

January 8, 2013