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The country struggles with religion and integration one week after the Charlie Hebdo murders.

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So is your block, your school, your neighborhood… your city, state and country.

Taylor Mac performs at New York Live Arts, January 2015

A musical project of maddening ambition unearths—and invents—a gay history of America.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

By this time next year, marriage equality will be the law of the land.

Illustration by Doug Chayka

How evangelicals are taking advantage of publicly funded spaces.

Je suis Charlie

We must resist the push to increase surveillance and repeat the foreign policy mistakes of the past.

Egyptian candlelight vigil for Charlie Hebdo

Facile explanations for the massacre must be resisted.

Eula Biss

Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.

Blogs

A journey inside the famous Scriptorium of founding OED editor James A.H. Murray.

February 1, 2015

The Nation argued against the development of the hydrogen bomb in terms that apply to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the surveillance state today.

January 31, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are representing a new sports/politics paradigm, one that with a Super Bowl win could be felt for a generation.

January 30, 2015

The Nation was the first American publication to write about Gandhi, back in 1897. Here’s what we said.

January 30, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015