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The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Blogs

 The conservative push against people who notice racism.

July 27, 2012

The presumed GOP candidate’s offense-slinging stumble through London this week lends irony to his false claims about Obama apologizing for America. It seems America will have to apologize for Mitt.

 

July 27, 2012

 Eric on some classic Jazz, Reed on a glimpse into the 1%. 

July 27, 2012

Outside the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, thousands of activists took to the White House to call for an end to the laws that drive the epidemic.

July 27, 2012

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 27, 2012

Mitt Romney thinks the UK is under-prepared for the Olympics? Wrong.They’re overprepared.

July 27, 2012

“Worse than Sarah Palin,” say the Brits. “Mitt the Twit.”

July 27, 2012

Rational marijuana policy isn’t about getting to smoke joints. It’s about civil rights.

July 27, 2012

Obama and Romney are taking now-familiar approaches on the difficult issue of the day: gun control. 

July 26, 2012

If you’re under the false impression that the world is falling into utter moral disrepair, turn your eyes toward Pompeii.

July 26, 2012