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Ronald Dworkin

How did an essential figure in the modern revival of liberal political philosophy end up pondering issues of theology?

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Blogs

The state's Republicans are limited early voting hours in pro-Obama counties while expanding them in GOP strongholds.

August 8, 2012

Even after the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, gun laws are likely to remain lax. 

August 6, 2012

Now is the time for President Obama to affirm the Jeffersonian ideal that no American “should suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief.”

August 6, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 2, 2012

Yesterday, members of America's Christian majority let the world know that they are under attack—and fighting back.

August 2, 2012

A company that supports hate runs the risk of being told that it’s not welcome.

July 31, 2012

Republicans are supposedly trying to win over Jewish voters. They know that won’t happen. It’s all about evangelicals, and Florida. 

July 31, 2012

 The conservative push against people who notice racism.

July 27, 2012

Rational marijuana policy isn’t about getting to smoke joints. It’s about civil rights.

July 27, 2012

A growing body of evidence suggests that, at least mentally, the line between James Holmes and a Muslim jihadist may not be too thick.

July 25, 2012