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Spying

Since 9/11, the government has ceaselessly violated our constitutional rights—none more so than the right to privacy.

That was when the Bureau of Investigation—the forerunner of today’s FBI—first opened a file on the magazine.

Saba Ahmed

Last week Saba Ahmed became yet another Muslim punching bag for the right, who refuse to listen to her game-changing plan to fight extremism.

The San Quentin News staff

For 127 years, prison newspapers have struggled to speak truth to the outside world.

Nicholas Wade

In a guise of scientific seriousness, Nicholas Wade’s new book revives the discredited ideas of history’s most notorious racists.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

Jed Rakoff

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

Bill de Blasio

According to the right-wing media’s script, of course not.

Blogs

Whoever takes the helm at NARAL have to face intractable political realities. But will she also seek to develop for the movement a vision of what should be, not just what is?

May 11, 2012

Each week, Nation interns pick compelling stories in their areas of interest.

May 11, 2012

Eric reviews the Beach Boys, and Reed assesses the media's reaction to Obama's same-sex marraige “evolution.”

May 10, 2012

President Obama may be the first president to endorse same-sex marriage, but we still have a long way to go before the Defense of Marriage Act and statewide bans are repealed.

May 10, 2012

Mahmoud Sarsak, Palestinian national team soccer player, is dying on a hunger strike in an Israeli prison. The sports world should say something.

May 10, 2012

For all our talk about the multiracialism of the millennial generation, the lack of interracial social connections is more than a coincidence.

May 10, 2012

Republicans and conservatives are making contradictory arguments in response to President Obama’s announcement that he supports marriage equality. 

May 9, 2012

While President Obama’s announcement is a welcome change, it stops short in significant ways of what’s really needed.

May 9, 2012

The real problem with the Hollywood obsession with the celebrity baby bump is not what it shows but rather what it hides.

May 8, 2012

Mitt blames Obama for rising tuitions, but ignores the role of federal student aid in reducing its burden on families. 

May 8, 2012