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The deaths of Jodi and Randy Speidel illustrate how weak our safety net really is.

It would constrain some of the worst excesses of the Patriot Act, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

Baltimore PD

Along with hundreds of others, Geremy Faulkner was swept up in one of the haphazard mass arrests that are overwhelming the courts.

International Community High School students rally outside City Hall

High school students and teachers are embracing civil disobedience—and learning the repercussions.

How J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid view of literature led him to target African-American writers.

(Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center via AP)

I have a sentimental attachment to journals of political satire as unique and effective instruments of criticism.

(Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

The French magazine is blasphemous—and isn’t that an honorable thing to be?

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney (AP/Alex Brandon)

The criminal-justice system is set up never to jail police. Could restorative justice serve communities better?

 
I am Charlie

A more apt comparison would be between the surviving staff of the satirical magazine and the brave abortion providers who carried on after the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

Blogs

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

"The ferry companies noted a great falling off in receipts."

May 24, 2015

“A study of the floor plans of the building, and a journey through it, disclose at once the cheering fact that much thought and care have been spent on the needs of the research student.”

May 23, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015