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At 4 pm on Monday, May 22, Inigo Thomas posted an item in Slate wondering whether New York magazine's Michael Wolff's pan of Inside, the new website about the media not yet o

In the end, after months of waffling, I violated my principles and went to the Million Mom March for gun control--make that "common-sense gun control." I've never liked maternalist politics: It r

"There are more than a million writers in the United States and they write more than 500,000 books each year, 90% of which never see publication.

In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

When, in 1980, George Will was discovered to be coaching Ronald Reagan on debating tactics one minute and pronouncing him a "thoroughbred performer" the next, journalists professed to be shocked

How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?

Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th

Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.

Cammillia Mays is an African-American single parent who, like millions of parents across the country, faced a difficult decision when her daughter turned 4 years old.

With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.

Blogs

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offered his opinions on Castro and Cuba. What could possibly go wrong?

April 9, 2012

Firing one racist doesn’t change the conservative agenda.

April 9, 2012

In testing Russia’s press freedoms, Caucasian Knot mixes rigorous investigative journalism, videos and live-tweeting from hunger strikes.

April 9, 2012

A demand has come from the streets of Bahrain to keep the F1 out of their country. We should listen.

April 9, 2012

A racist column got the pundit fired. But he is not the only right-wing pundit who uses racially inflammatory language. 

April 7, 2012

 This week, E.J. Graff goes inside Elizabeth Warren's Senate campaign. Plus, John Nichols honored for career achievement, and we welcome bloggers Jessica Valenti and Allison Kilkenny to TheNation.com.

April 7, 2012

The media finds the end of executions in the US a farfetched dream. But the death penalty was banned in America once before—and it happened rather suddenly and unexpectedly.

April 7, 2012

Audio of Gregg Williams imploring players to violence only preserves the status quo.

April 6, 2012

What does Trayvon Martin's case reveal about the way we discuss race in this country?

April 5, 2012

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

April 5, 2012