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CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

Sex worker

Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives. Basic labor rights will.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Blogs

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

February 16, 2012

Eric on Richard Thompson and Reed on the flawed history of polling.

February 16, 2012

In the Republican frenzy to take down Obama, women and their health have become collateral damage.

February 16, 2012

Republicans are holding a hearing on contraceptive access this morning, but don’t expect to hear from any women.

February 16, 2012

Republicans are trying to turn their party into the “white party” and the Democratic party into the “black party.”

February 15, 2012

How can Obama boost his chances of re-election?

February 15, 2012

Challenging the Republican men who are waging the War on Women.  

February 15, 2012

It’s an easy comparison. It’'s also dead wrong. The conflation of their stories does little more than burnish Tebow’s credentials at Lin’s expense.

February 15, 2012

In the restaurant industry, the wage gap between men and women is a matter of policy. Millions of the restaurant workers who serve our food cannot afford to eat. 

February 14, 2012

Lest any of us forget, some people have plenty of money to throw around. A $100,000 Valentine anyone? 

February 13, 2012