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NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

Bank of America

The Obama administration’s inclination to rely on the private sector to solve major societal problems can lead to dysfunction, if not chaos.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Smog

What happens in our wars, politics and culture, who is celebrated and who ignored—none of it will matter if climate change devastates the planet.

A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system. 

Drug arrest

In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Blogs

De Blasio has a message problem, but who’s to blame? The mayor? The media? Neither?

March 14, 2014

This week: a former barista describes life on the other side of the coffee bar, Google execs call for more encryption and researchers look at the links between animal antibiotics and obesity.

March 14, 2014

Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon produced the terrific documentary series.

March 14, 2014

There is a 23-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers rookie of great promise named Erisbel Arruebarrena, walking around spring training wearing number 11, and this bothers the holy hell out of me. There is only one number 11 for the Dodgers, and that is Manny Mota.

March 14, 2014

Several employees at Eva Moskowitz’s charter network expressed discomfort with a March 4 political rally in Albany.

March 14, 2014

Could Paul Ryan's inflammatory remarks about race and poverty spark a meaningful discussion in Congress?

March 13, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

The proposal would reduce sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers by about a year.

March 13, 2014

Nation author Moshe Z. Marvit has been awarded this month’s Sidney Award for casting “a light on a previously obscure, but profoundly exploited class of workers.”

March 12, 2014

What Paul Ryan really means when he lambasts “inner city” culture.

March 12, 2014