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Sasha Menu Courey

To curb sexual assault, victims need allies and advocates. Former University of Missouri football player Rolandis Woodland is a model for this.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

Harrison Ford

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

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New research shows teachers with high test scores help kids get to college and avoid teen pregnancy. What should this mean for teacher evaluation and pay? 

January 15, 2012

New research shows teachers with high test scores also help kids get to college and avoid teen pregnancy. But what does it mean for teacher evaluation and pay? 

January 15, 2012

With Huntsman exiting to boost Romney, social conservatives try to coalesce behind Santorum. Or are they holding a place for Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush?

January 15, 2012

George Romney marched with Dr. King and refused to back Republicans who opposed civil rights. Mitt Romney has yet to call out racially charged comments by his GOP foes and has actually embraced some of the coded language.

January 13, 2012

Outing Newt and Mitt’s black fathers, praying for Obama's death and “stomping” transgender people.

January 13, 2012

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

January 13, 2012

In 1998, a draft-day trade started the NBA down a dramatically different road. It was also a “canary in the coal mine” for our country.

January 12, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

With supporters like these, who needs critics?

January 10, 2012

How putting the stories of African-American women at the center shifts the entire trajectory and resonance of the classic American story.

January 10, 2012