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The current Supreme Court is so divided on fundamental questions of separation of church and state. that the appointment of one or two conservative Justices could well tip the balance and jettison key historical principles.

The Rehnquist Court's paeans of praise for state government are belied by reality.

I still think third-party politics is mostly a crock, but then, so is two-party politics.

Selma, Alabama, a touchstone in the civil rights movement, is frozen in
a way that confounds onlookers.

"The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from
religion," Senator Joseph Lieberman told a rapturous audience at a black
church a few Sundays ago, just after being chosen as

Research support: the Investigative
Fund of the Nation Institute. Additional reporting: Edmundo
Cruz.

President Bush was not deterred by lack of expertise when it came to deciding a highly specialized scientific issue.

Over the last two years, various government and congressional officials adroitly exploited leaks to the media to defame Wen Ho Lee, a Los Alamos nuclear scientist.

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

Blogs

Hint: It’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

Disgruntled former employee Dwight Macdonald took to The Nation to gripe about the mainstream magazine’s crusade against “windy bias.”

March 3, 2015

If you don’t think we’re better than the rest of the planet, what are you doing in office?

March 3, 2015

The last week has seen the deaths of three sports trailblazers who in different ways brought us all closer together.

March 2, 2015

The Nation thought the Electoral College “might very profitably be dispensed with,” to avoid a repeat of the election debacle.

March 2, 2015

"Dedication is not enough," The Nation warned, "Eagerness is not enough, nor a warm heart."

March 1, 2015

An article in The Nation shows that a little gun control could have gone a long way toward saving lives.

February 28, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015