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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.

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A primary today in Oregon pits a candidate who will make pot prosecutions a low priority versus another who wants to crack down on medical marijuana. And then there's the case of the Koch Democrat.

May 15, 2012

This week, President Obama’s “evolution” on same-sex marriage: an idea whose time has come. Plus, Nation editor Liliana Segura on mandatory sentencing laws, a live chat with Dana Goldstein on testing and education reform, and Victor Navasky's Mad Men cameo.

May 14, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

The 2012 London Olympics: It's not a war zone—it just looks like one.

May 14, 2012

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012

Is traditional marriage really as “traditional” as opponents of gay marriage like to say it is?

May 14, 2012

April’s jobs report looked better. But there are still some bad signs for unemployed women.

May 14, 2012

The largest IPO in history serves us lessons in what it means to love your country. 

May 14, 2012

Conservatives mocked “The Life of Julia,” but it is more advanced than Romney's Website. Does that matter?

May 13, 2012

Why Romney’s bullying past is so chilling today.

May 13, 2012