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There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

stop abortion sign

While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

Ultra-Nationalist Party Rally

The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment.

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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

US Supreme Court

But will they apply the same logic to the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet?

Blogs

Across the country, the summer is heating up with youth-led direct action.

July 1, 2014

The role that Israel is playing in arming Brazil's World Cup securities has activists up in arms, and raises disturbing questions about the future of our cities.

June 30, 2014

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

The 5-4 decision strikes a blow against women’s rights and expands corporate power.

June 30, 2014

Today’s ruling was not as devastating as labor advocates feared it would be, but nevertheless lays the groundwork for more sweeping attacks on unions.

June 30, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

This week: Incarceration of Jane Doe, unpacking what we know about Iraq, and is college worth it?

June 27, 2014

Moral Mondays may seem exceptional, but it is actually part of a long history of interracial political coalitions in the South. 

June 27, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is poised to issue regulations for businesses that offer small-dollar, short-term loans. Will they be strong enough?

June 27, 2014

From WikiLeaks to Occupy, Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen—today, we look back at some of the highlights of my four years as a blogger for The Nation

June 27, 2014