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Attorney General John Ashcroft misunderstands Robert Kennedy's legacy--and my book.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

Will the Homeland Security chief be an effective overseer or another spinner?

Be wary when pundits talk of 'The Street.'

The White House has learned from the past—from the conflicts in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Balkans—how to ensure an acquiescent press.

War tropes abound once again during our war on terrorism, but this ain't the USA of yesteryear.

On October 26, President Bush signed into law an antiterrorism package dismantling many privacy protections that Americans had long taken for granted.

Swept away by the fury of their impotence, huddled in temporary congressional offices, unable to capture anyone responsible for the terrorist assault on the United States, Congress and the Presiden

Click here for background and other related information on the attempt to gain information on the more than 800 people detained by US authorities since September 11.

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A journey inside the famous Scriptorium of founding OED editor James A.H. Murray.

February 1, 2015

The Nation argued against the development of the hydrogen bomb in terms that apply to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the surveillance state today.

January 31, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are representing a new sports/politics paradigm, one that with a Super Bowl win could be felt for a generation.

January 30, 2015

The Nation was the first American publication to write about Gandhi, back in 1897. Here’s what we said.

January 30, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015