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The FAA, which had long ignored airlines' requests for help with unruly passengers, is now relying on those same airlines' apparent racial profiling when deciding who gets to fly.

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.

Blogs

How a generational shift in feminism is setting the agenda for American women.

May 15, 2012

When will Congress and the White House wake up to the fact that big banks are still playing with bombs? 

May 15, 2012

A primary today in Oregon pits a candidate who will make pot prosecutions a low priority versus another who wants to crack down on medical marijuana. And then there's the case of the Koch Democrat.

May 15, 2012

This week, President Obama’s “evolution” on same-sex marriage: an idea whose time has come. Plus, Nation editor Liliana Segura on mandatory sentencing laws, a live chat with Dana Goldstein on testing and education reform, and Victor Navasky's Mad Men cameo.

May 14, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

The 2012 London Olympics: It's not a war zone—it just looks like one.

May 14, 2012

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012

Is traditional marriage really as “traditional” as opponents of gay marriage like to say it is?

May 14, 2012

April’s jobs report looked better. But there are still some bad signs for unemployed women.

May 14, 2012

The largest IPO in history serves us lessons in what it means to love your country. 

May 14, 2012