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The International Student Activism Alliance has been run by and for high school students since its founding in 1996. Read this report by Liza Featherstone, originally published in the June 21, 1999 issue of The Nation.

When guns became the issue of the day,
Republicans, as is their custom, put
Their party right behind the NRA,
And shot themselves quite badly in the foot.

You're 19, single, on welfare. You breast-feed your baby because you know breast is best. When the baby fails to gain weight, your mother says not to worry, you were even smaller at that age.

This brief essay is taken from the latest book by Amos Oz, The Story Begins: Essays on Literature (Harcourt Brace).

Upon his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind some 2,000 pages of a never-finished second novel--more than forty years of fine-tuning what his literary executor, John F.

There was quite an astonishing little item in the paper recently about the sort of thing that makes me glad I grew up in the inner city: i.e., the national proliferation of "assassination games"

James Neal is a short, muscular man with close-cropped hair who has spent the past twelve years behind bars for armed robbery.

Like virtually everyone else in San Carlos, Ecuador, Hugo Ureña never imagined that danger might lurk in the shiny black liquid that began appearing in the water near his home roughly thi

The unfortunate flaw in From the Telegraph to the Internet is its title, which suggests a highly specialized account of an industry when in fact it is a deeply moving narrative of a commi

Dylan Klebold "is intelligent enough to make any dream a reality," a juvenile court counselor wrote last year.

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Maybe in Guthrie’s new gig on the Today Show she’ll no longer have to Lean Forward From the Side.

June 5, 2011

According to Dave Zirin, the ongoing National Football League lockout hearings are all about the owners trying to take advantage of players and fans.

June 3, 2011

Newt finds a new worry: that atheist Islamists might seize control right here at home.

June 3, 2011

Dogged reporting on women's struggle for equality has always been an explicit part of the new New York Times executive editor’s career.

June 3, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence. The US's role in this? Supplying the weapons and demanding the drugs.

June 2, 2011

Rihanna's new music video provides an opportunity to think hard about how and when we should protect our kids from violent, sexual and graphic imagery.

June 2, 2011

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

The same rightwing that went ballistic over Kerry‘s cheese and Obama‘s mustard is eerily silent on Trump’s fork-enabled method of downing pizza.

June 2, 2011

Republicans are using every trick in the book to prevent the confirmation of well-qualified Obama administration nominees.

June 1, 2011