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civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Blogs

Here's my stab at a list of the top ten songs ever written in opposition to capital punishment.

September 20, 2011

Troy Davis's case is an "international human rights violation question," says Harris-Perry.

September 20, 2011

The state of Georgia is about to take part in the legal lynching of an innocent man.

September 20, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

In the shock of the college football season, University of Nebraska Cornhusker fans took a stand against the Keystone Pipeline.

September 19, 2011

This week, The Nation’s special issue takes stock of the food movement at 40. Plus, “ALEC Exposed” wins a Sidney, Chris Hayes’s new show debuts on MSNBC, and a major Nation investigation moves forward.

September 16, 2011

Eric on a Shakespeare reimagining and Reed on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

September 16, 2011

GOP front-runner Perry says he “never struggled” with questions about whether Texas is wrongfully executing death row inmates. But the High Court has intervened to say Perry should have struggled with the question of whether a Houston man's death sentence was based on racially biased “evidence.”

September 16, 2011

New low SAT scores reflect the economic downturn and a more diverse student pool that consists of more minority students, first generation college-goers and non-English speaking students.

September 15, 2011

Rick Perry got something right, Michele Bachmann is all wrong, but we all need to think harder about whether the HPV vaccine should be mandatory.

September 14, 2011