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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.

In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist
John Money was offered a case he couldn't refuse.

A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty
Friedan's formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in
the 1940s.

Democrats, faced with Scalia and Thomas clones, are finally saying: Ideology matters.

Shannon O'Brien had advantages going into the campaign for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts. As the state
treasurer, she'd won a statewide race.

I saw a puzzling banner on the door of a restaurant the other day. It
was a flag flanked by two aphorisms: God bless America and America bless
God.

Legendary New York Times obit writer Alden Whitman once observed,
"Death, the cliché assures us, is the great leveler; but it
obviously levels some a great deal more than others."

That the abused child will defend its parent is no arcane phenomenon of child psychology--hell, we've seen it on Law and Order.

Blogs

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

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

“Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove,” a Nation critic once observed. “It’s like a brief return to paradise.”

May 3, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 2, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015