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Why the Children Fleeing Central America Will Not Stop Coming

At the root of the border crisis is a wave of violence that the United States helped to create.

Sex work protest

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

Hobby Lobby Protest

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Abrams, Kissinger, Kristol, Cheney

The architects of our foreign-policy disasters would prefer we simply forget the past.

V.S. Naipaul

A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.

Blogs

 The NAACP has just passed a historic resolution demanding an end to the War on Drugs.

July 31, 2011

How racial violence during segregation shaped the present-day wealth gap between blacks and whites.

July 29, 2011

Corporate media help manufacture the Tea Party’s power every bit as much as the tea party manufactured our current debt “crisis.”

July 29, 2011

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. 

July 28, 2011

Stephen Colbert, with the help of Nation friend Peter Edelman, takes on right-wing poverty deniers with integrity and humor.

July 28, 2011

Eric in the wilds of an Allman Brothers show, and Reed on the media's amazing ability to pamper conservatives.

July 28, 2011

Far from piquing interest in female sports, hyper-sexualized media images actually serve to suppress interest in—and respect for—women’s sports.

July 28, 2011

The misleading press coverage of the debt fight reveals a fundamental problem with today’s journalism—the quest for innocence and balance when it does not exist.

July 27, 2011

After an eighteen-week standoff, the NFL players' unanimously voted to approve an agreement that promotes player health and safety.

July 27, 2011

On Capitol Hill, Muslim students confront Islamophobia.

 

July 27, 2011