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The Bush administration's insistence on secrecy in the Whitey Bulger case raises some unsettling questions.

In rebuilding Afghanistan, lessons should be learned from Turkey and Egypt when it comes to the separation of church and state.

Will women be included in the debate on Afghanistan's future?

Once confined to the closet, gays are now making headway in mainstream society.

Israel must decide if it wants a Jewish homeland in Palestine, or all of Palestine as a Jewish state.

Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

Christmas can be a consumeristic orgy, but consider some gift-giving alternatives to improve the world.

The city of Portland is resisting calls from the Justice Department to racially profile its residents; predictably, right-wing pundits are enraged.

Critics of the war on terror—or even those who slightly question the Bush administration—may now find themselves on a list of members of a fifth column.

The connections between Enron and the Bush administration run deep—and they should be investigated.

Blogs

GQ's list of the 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time is a study in historic ignorance.

August 16, 2011

As another court strikes down the individual mandate, it's time for Medicare to be expanded to cover all Americans —affordably, efficiently, capably and constitutionally.

August 13, 2011

This week, I argue for bold action on jobs. We’re in Ames, Iowa for Saturday’s straw poll. Newly appointed MSNBC host Chris Hayes pens his final column as DC editor. And the New York Times cites The Nation's investigation in Somalia.

August 12, 2011

Gloria Steinem and Second Wave feminism deserve a far more sophisticated and critical treatment.

August 12, 2011

 It aint exactly Shakespeare, but it is actually what happened earlier this week as the London Olympic Committee staged a beach volleyball exhibition as fires engulfed the city.

August 12, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 11, 2011

Why is religion featuring so prominently in the Republican presidential race? What happened to jobs?

August 11, 2011

New York City's mandate to provide sex education in public schools is the perfect manifesto for comprehensive sexuality education—but will it be held accountable?

August 11, 2011

We need to regain and sustain that momentum If we are to have an independent, fearless and incorruptible media, we have to investigate the Murdochization of our media and politics in the US.

August 10, 2011

Award-winning historian and educator Dr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuña discusses the Tea Party’s chilling attack on his work.

August 10, 2011