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The financial scandals continue to produce more outrageous revelations,
but lately they come with lurid personal details more appropriate to
bottom-dwelling tabloids than the Wall Street Jou

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.

Blogs

“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”

April 25, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in it.”

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

The Justice Department’s quest to prosecute Barry Bonds is a shameful stain in their history. Now put him in the Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2015

"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact that it has, here and there, its pertinence to life."

April 23, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“It is an operation—however well meaning, however many good people involved—that is, at its core, a shuck.”

April 22, 2015