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By this time next year, marriage equality will be the law of the land.

Illustration by Doug Chayka

How evangelicals are taking advantage of publicly funded spaces.

Je suis Charlie

We must resist the push to increase surveillance and repeat the foreign policy mistakes of the past.

Egyptian candlelight vigil for Charlie Hebdo

Facile explanations for the massacre must be resisted.

Eula Biss

Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.

Has digital technology destroyed leisure?

Foreclosure protest

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

Public defenders know that the trouble with our justice system extends far beyond abusive policing.

Tidy stories reducing the atrocity to a clash of civilizations or a problem with integration are neither enlightening nor satisfying.

Graduation

The president’s plan to make two years of community college free for some students could solve some of higher education’s most intractable problems.

Blogs

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

MSNBC's Chris Hayes celebrates The Nation's 150th anniversary.

April 1, 2015

The most important coach in college basketball has decided to take a pass on whether he stands with the RFRA law that's animating this year's Final Four.

April 1, 2015

Whittaker Chambers, a Wobbly and a hobo before he was a a red-hunter, published poetry in The Nation in the 1920s.

April 1, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015

If the NCAA is serious about its opposition to Indiana's religious freedom law they should move the Final Four

March 31, 2015

Unlike the male rock star who, having killed himself, gave his fans a taste of ultimate fatalism, Selena’s life, not death, offered joy to so many who admired her.

March 31, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

In the digital era, I shame, you shame, we all shame.

March 30, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015