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The day after Mary Robinson stepped down as United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights, forced out by determined pressure from
Washington, George W.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

Even after twenty-five years, the bitter taste of Argentina's "dirty war" lingers.

The author may be contacted regarding this piece at JonWiener@hotmail.com.

With the 1996 welfare law expiring this fall, Congressmembers would do
well to stop congratulating themselves on its alleged successes and turn
their attention to the glaring failures of the ne

How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global
landscape.

Any fan who over the years has attended a baseball game at Boston's
Fenway Park notices how few African-Americans are in the stands.

This book makes a good case for racism--the word, not the ideology. What
necessitated a defense?

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

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

January 29, 2015

Stanley Kubrick “has taken a whole complex of America’s basic assumptions by the shoulders and given them a rough shaking,” The Nation’s Robert Hatch wrote.

January 29, 2015

What do you get when fall in love… with lucrative corporate boondoggles?

January 28, 2015

The fining of Marshawn Lynch by Roger Goodell speaks to far larger hypocrisies and prejudices that emanate from the NFL's central office. 

January 27, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

The headline of Frank Donner’s open letter to the committee is probably the best The Nation has ever run.

January 27, 2015

At the heart of a silly scandal, there is a damning truth about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the billionaires he represents. 

January 26, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

Yes, The Almanac covered the Clinton impeachment trial back on January 7. But the rules are the rules: seventeen years ago today, Bill Clinton looked America in the eyes and lied.

January 26, 2015

A profile of Bell in The Nation that year reported that the Scot spoke with a "rattling burr that adds piquancy to whatever he says."

January 25, 2015