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If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

Margaret Spillane is a native Bostonian.

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With Friends of Israel Like These... Oy Vey!

New York Times executive editor Howell Raines shares, with his
fellow liberal Southerner Al Gore, a talent for driving his opponents
batty.

1. It is morally reprehensible to take a life, and it is especially reprehensible for the state to do so.

Among the obscenities accumulating in the political atmosphere, the most
disgusting may be Trent Lott.

It seemed like a straightforward invitation. Dinner at an upscale uptown
restaurant, sponsored by a drug company, where the topic was to be
financial planning.

When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury,
Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges,
lawyers and witnesses.

When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

Blogs

A journey inside the famous Scriptorium of founding OED editor James A.H. Murray.

February 1, 2015

The Nation argued against the development of the hydrogen bomb in terms that apply to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the surveillance state today.

January 31, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are representing a new sports/politics paradigm, one that with a Super Bowl win could be felt for a generation.

January 30, 2015

The Nation was the first American publication to write about Gandhi, back in 1897. Here’s what we said.

January 30, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015