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He's not dead yet, but the spirit of Ronald Reagan is omnipresent these days, and nowhere is it more damnably profane than in politicians' relentless invocations of the Almighty.

We are entering, techno-boosters breathlessly proclaim, a "third industrial revolution," that of the "knowledge-based" or "new" economy.

With his recent speech on healthcare, Bill Bradley has moved the
worsening plight of the uninsured back into the spotlight.

Michael Kelly said all the right things upon being appointed to head the
142-year-old beacon of American letters, The Atlantic Monthly.

According to the 1996 welfare law, Gail Aska was a model recipient.

Wielding high-stakes tests, a noisy alliance of politicians, corporate CEOs and media pundits seems intent on standardizing education, proclaiming that every kid in America should march in lockst

After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

For more information about Positive Force, or to send donations to the Arthur S. Flemming Center, write to Positive Force, 3510 North 8th Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Checks should be made payable to Emmaus Services for the Aging.

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting," writes Milan Kundera in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. But in the US media today, nothing is so priz

On September 19, as the UN peacekeeping force was deploying in the ashes of Dili, our correspondent Allan Nairn was deported from West Timor to Singapore.

Blogs

 This week, a special investigation into BP's toxic legacy. Plus, I'm at the first ever New York City Green Festival, followed by the LA Times Book Festival. And, environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard on how to save Earth Day.

 

April 21, 2012

Up with Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris-Perry are diverse in terms of gender, race and parts of the brain utilized.

April 20, 2012

Honestly, it was only a matter of time. 

April 20, 2012

Wisconsin's governor is not just attacking labor rights, and voting rights, he's attacking access to reproductive rights. And Wisconsin women are losing  some vital Planned Parenthood services.

April 20, 2012

The deaths of eight people along the US-Mexican border in two years raises questions about the US Border Patrol’s excessive use of force.

April 20, 2012

Alterman-related news and an excerpt from The Cause.

April 20, 2012

Pat Summitt steps down as head hoops coach at the University of Tennessee. The void she leaves is immeasurable.

April 19, 2012

Each week, Nation interns pick compelling stories in their areas of interest.

April 19, 2012

There is a “huge fear” among Republicans that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker could be indicted before facing a recall election in June.

April 19, 2012

Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012