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James Baldwin

Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.

Sydney hostage crisis

There’s only one problem with the rising crescendo of alarm about lone wolves: most of it simply isn’t true.

Billy Graham after discussing juvenile crime New York City 1957

Billy Graham’s innocuous blend of showmanship and salvation.

Eric Foner (EdX Channel/ YouTube)

“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”

Benjamin Netanyahu

It’s not about whether systematic discrimination against Arab citizens should continue—it’s about whether it should be codified in explicitly racist legislation.

SCOTUS Justices

From criminal justice to workers’ and voting rights to campaign finance, it has defied customs that buttress the Court’s legitimacy.

 Jeanine Pirro and Steve Emerson

Our friends abroad give the network the derision and the mockery it deserves.

#BlackLivesMatter march

From Ferguson to France, pliable racial categories are used to mark who counts as fully human—and who does not.

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

Blogs

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

February 26, 2015

The FCC has guaranteed net neutrality, for now. But special interests will try to elect a president to undo it.

February 26, 2015

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Nation correspondent traveled to the canyon in 1893 and told readers back East what he saw.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

MLS players are unified and willing to strike. But they cannot win this without support.

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015