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Hackers are transforming an ancient city into a prototype for the future.

Special issue cover

Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.

We must face the true causes of the chasm between white and black America.

Robert Sherrill

He was a passionate purist in his prose, his populist politics and his expectations of others and himself.

President Barack Obama

Despite his best efforts to be the embodiment of respectability, it turns out Barack Obama is a role model for resistance.

Protestor

Newspapers in America may be closing up shop, but muckrakers around the world are holding corrupt officials and corporate cronies accountable like never before.

Immigrant Children

An overwhelmed system struggles to meet President Obama’s order to fast-track deportation hearings on 62,000 lone child migrants.

We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

Blogs

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

Rove smears again, this time in Kansas.

September 22, 2014

After decades of entertaining the city, most jazz artists remain pension-less—but Justice for Jazz Artists wants to change that.

September 22, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how austerity hawks are in perpetual debt crisis mode, despite all evidence to the contrary.

September 22, 2014

Both the NFL and some domestic violence advocates do not like this argument. But it demands more exploration and study.

September 21, 2014

The Roosevelts pumps PBS ratings, but that doesn’t make the network any less centrist.

September 19, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Corporal punishment is an extension of respectability politics, the idea that when people of color behave “correctly,” racism can be overcome.

September 19, 2014

"As long as there is no justice, there's no time for games."

September 19, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014