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It took opportunistic politicians and ridiculous, shameful language on religious exemptions, but gay and lesbian New Yorkers can finally tie the knot.

Lieutenant Dan Choi joins The Nation to discuss his recent arrest and how restricting protest is just another way to suppress freedom of speech.

In a fiery keynote address at the Netroots Nation 2011 convention in Minneapolis, Van Jones called for a renewed progressive movement that is unafraid to assert its values. 

Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser argues that the country needs policies that create a "level playing field" between our deprived cities and the outlying suburban and rural areas. 

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that civil rights and fairness depend on access to stable housing.

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

Protesters in La Puerta del Sol, Madrid

Faced with dismal job prospects and enraged at a new internet piracy law, Spanish youth have occupied Madrid's La Puerta del Sol. But with the political right ascendant, where will their protests lead?

Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant crusader is about to become the first State Senate president in US history to be recalled.

On May 19, The Nation's Naomi Klein joined Noura Erakat, Lizzy Ratner, Trudie Styler and Col. Desmond Travers on a panel moderated by Laura Flanders for a conversation about the impact of the report on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

The legendary activist says that a revolutionary transformation of our society is not only possible, but necessary.

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We published some of his earliest poems as well as his great 1964 essay on Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay.

January 11, 2014

President Obama and his congressional Democratic allies should rededicate the country to the Great Society’s best initiative.

December 28, 2013

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

The mayor-elect's calls on behalf of Mark-Viverito have infuriated county Democratic chairmen, who back another candidate.

December 18, 2013

The mayor-elect will have to manage a huge budget, labor talks, an aggressive press and a cagey governor. Oh, and he might just carry the hopes of the progressive movement.

December 13, 2013

Last year it was Gabrielle Douglas. Who is The Nation magazine sports editor’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2013?

December 11, 2013

As sit-ins and fasts continue, campaigns against mandatory minimums, Stand Your Ground and youth incarceration gain traction. 

December 10, 2013

The Nation immediately recognized Scottsboro as a vital front in the battle for civil rights.

November 30, 2013

From Chicago to Albuquerque, the fight for racial and reproductive justice rages on.

November 22, 2013

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