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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.

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

Angry Birds

By monitoring apps such as Twitter and Angry Birds, British and US spy agencies can determine users’ age, location, marital status and more.

Sochi illustration

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Blogs

The latest Alter-review from Eric, while Reed points out the long term costs of Super Pacs.

March 23, 2012

The shooting of Trayvon Martin reminds us that the post-racial future was never really a possibility. 

March 23, 2012

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

The possible 2012 VP candidate voted for the law critics say provided the “license to kill” for the neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon Martin.

March 23, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, reminds us of another chapter in its history.

March 23, 2012

Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class could help ensure that young people learn their history, register to vote and make their electoral voice heard as soon as they are eligible.

March 22, 2012

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

March 22, 2012

Electing more African-Americans and women to office will eventually mean more conservatives from both groups.

March 22, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council made Florida's law into “model legislation.” The killing of Trayvon Martin reveals just how bad that model is.

March 21, 2012

Most agree the Saints should have met with some punishment for having a “bounty system” against opposing players, but the NFL is not being honest about why the suspensions were so terribly harsh.

March 21, 2012