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The Quiet American, which recently opened for a two-week run in a
couple of theaters in New York and Los Angeles, illustrates just how far
Hollywood self-censorship has gone in the year

Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Mumia's Appeal

After decades of legal and political maneuvering, the twenty-year-old
death-penalty case of black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is entering a
critical stage.

A new Defense Department spy office could politicize intelligence gathering.

Voters felt devalued and heard no message, so many of them stayed home.

Within the next decade, 30-40 percent of current public school teachers
in the United States will retire, opening up more than 700,000 teaching
positions.

Is our public health system ready?

With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
are grim.

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

Blogs

Media fear and self-loathing are already on the campaign trail.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

“If they fail,” The Nation warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”

April 17, 2015

The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.

April 16, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

"The demand the Virginia Tech massacre places on the school, on Virginia, on all of us, is simple: Only connect."

April 16, 2015

Thabo Sefolosha of the Atlanta Hawks is looking for payback after New York’s Finest ended his season prematurely.

April 15, 2015

NYU students have some questions for university's next president. 

April 15, 2015

The Nation's coverage of the flood reveals some unnerving parallels with Hurricane Katrina, eight decades later.

April 15, 2015