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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.

Last year marked the "twentieth anniversary" of AIDS, a grim occasion, to say the least, that put major US newspapers in an unenviable predicament.

Annals of Higher Education: If recent events at Stanford and Harvard are
any indication, the past decade's earnest debates over "political
correctness" are over, replaced by roughshod policing

The war between religious fanaticism and secular modernity is fought
over women's bodies.

The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and
generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and
profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks

Blogs

Following the NYU and UConn victories, graduates at Yale and other universities are demanding recognition as workers.

May 6, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

The decision by Knicks and Liberty CEO James Dolan to belligerently hire Isiah Thomas to run the Liberty defies understanding.

May 6, 2015

“One cannot close this book without a sense of depression,” The Nation’s reviewer said of Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams.

May 6, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

“Where the subject is the Negro people, or the Negro person, Miss Brooks has gone considerably beyond…quaint and for-tourists-only self-consciousness,” a Nation critic observed.

May 5, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015