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Sochi rubble

Illegal waste dumps, displacement of residents, harsh retribution against local activists: Sochi has it all.

A foul band reeking of corruption, half were chosen by former president Juan Antonio Samaranch, a devoted Fascist in Franco’s Spain.

Samantha Retrosi

As a luge competitor at the 2006 Winter Games, I saw the dehumanization and corporate domination behind the Olympic ideal.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Edward Snowden

His disclosures were profoundly moral. Justice demands that all charges be dropped.

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

Blogs

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

Discriminatory impacts rely more on whether people of color can access something than whether they support it.

March 21, 2012

Only the government can assume the role of policing and protecting Americans.

March 21, 2012

Texas is arguing it is unconstitutional; conservative scholars say it is outdated. Both are wrong. 

March 21, 2012

We pay more for the same products and services while making less money.

March 21, 2012

Some justices hint they might limit mandatory sentences that send teenagers to die in prison.

March 20, 2012

Why is President Obama keeping a journalist imprisoned in Yemen?

March 20, 2012