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A malnourished child

A man-made famine in South Sudan is brutal evidence of the limits of American nation-building in Africa.

Richard Nixon

Neither Congress nor the courts have taken the exam­ple to heart and stood firmly against presidential crimes or serious misconduct.

Smoking Gun cover

Watergate itself is “smoking gun” proof of that old axiom about the corruption of power.

According to Tim Wu, the Internet as we know it is under attack.

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.

Blogs

According to new data, white and middle-class DC students are flying high, while black, Hispanic and poor children continue to lag behind their peers. 

December 8, 2011

New TV ads from Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have tossed aside any policy discussion in favor of touting their personal religiosity.

December 8, 2011

Will the new president's mega-million-dollar makeover of the main library scare off scholars and leave the branches begging?

December 6, 2011

Conservative intellectuals are realizing Huntsman is actually a good candidate for them. Too bad GOP voters don’t care about facts. 

December 6, 2011

Why was a respected pediatrician and Harvard professor forced to resign from his government post?

December 5, 2011

In a decision that speaks to the worst impulses of a proud magazine, Sports Illustrated has chosen to honor Mike Krzyzewski as one of its Sportspersons of the Year.

December 5, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011

 Even on Fox News Romney is defensive and unable to explain a key policy. 

December 1, 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. 

December 1, 2011

New Israeli ads portray American Jews as ignorant lost souls. 

December 1, 2011