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October 8, 2012
Stopped-and-Frisked: ‘For Being a F**king Mutt’ [VIDEO]
An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.
Quinn Rose Schneider
March 28, 2012
Trayvon Martin: What It’s Like to Be a Problem
Despite the end of Jim Crow, it is once again socially, politically and legally acceptable to presume the guilt of nonwhite bodies.
March 13, 2012
Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?
After supporters protested his “sham” trial, Abdulelah Haider Shaye would have been pardoned. Then Obama intervened.
March 7, 2012
The Fox News Effect
This is your brain on two weeks of non-stop Fox News.
December 22, 2011
Is the World Really Safer Without the Soviet Union?
Instead of a new era of democracy, disarmament and interdependence, we have had unchecked militarism and economic crisis.
Mikhail S. Gorbachev
The Nation is reader supported.
December 14, 2011
The Making of the 99%
With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.
December 14, 2011
A Proud, Angry Poor
What the Occupy movement could do for poor people—and vice versa.
Frances Fox Piven
November 2, 2011
The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street
The protesters have put their faith in the last seemingly credible force in the world: each other.
August 31, 2011
The New American Jujitsu
In the wake of 9/11, we have summoned up imaginary demons to spare ourselves from facing the all-too-real burdens of our time.
March 3, 2011
The Spirit of Wisconsin
How Scott Walker’s unionbusting spurred a popular uprising.