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To the Rehnquist Court, criminal justice is all too often a technical matter best left to the states.

Instead of kissing babies, this year the pols are bashing youth culture and the companies that promote it.

The project of racial reconciliation and historical correction is "constitutional" in the deepest, multiple senses of that word.

Christina Hoff Summers is hot with righteous indignation on boys' behalf.

Right now, there are three votes on the Court to get rid of Roe altogether and often four or five to impose costly, chilling and burdensome regulations on the exercise of that right by the patient and her doctor.

A recent decision reminds us that true equality for gay people will arrive only when the Supreme Court is not controlled by Justices whose moral view of gay people is negative.

The Supreme Court once championed antitrust laws as valued tools to limit corporate power and to promote the autonomy, diversity and economic rights of people and firms without power. Not anymore.

Chase should immediately open its archives to slavery researchers.

Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.

The future of the Supreme Court is the most important issue in the most important election year since 1932. Progressive Americans should treat it that way. The radical right does.

Blogs

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Lee Evans has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He needs our help.

December 24, 2011

 Reed on fact-checking in the new, old-fashioned way, and the mail.

December 22, 2011

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

The NFL’s reaction to Tebow’s Christianity has confirmed the hypocrisy of the league’s right-wing politics.

December 19, 2011

Every week,Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

December 16, 2011

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

A story about the polemical pugilist Christipher Hitchens, who died this week at the age of 62.

December 16, 2011

Long-time Nation contributor, columnist and friend Christopher Hitchens passed away last night at 62.

December 16, 2011