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Freddie Gray news and analysis from The Nation
January 29, 2016
Anna Deavere Smith: Report From Baltimore
Dramatizing the school-to-prison pipeline—and organizing theater audiences in the process.
January 28, 2016
Start Making Sense: Frank Rich on How the GOP Is Learning to Live With Donald Trump
Plus Bill McKibben on climate change, and Anna Deavere Smith on Baltimore.
Start Making Sense
December 14, 2015
Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year
It's time to put Baltimore’s broken rent courts on trial.
June 2, 2015
Why I’m Ready—and Excited—for Hillary
Clinton is running as a feminist—and that matters for all women.
May 7, 2015
Jesse Jackson: Make Baltimore a Model for Urban Reconstruction
In Baltimore, “effort and excellent is trumped by inheritance and access,” Jackson says.
May 6, 2015
Stop the War on Baltimore
Now is the time for Mayor Rawlings Blake to put an end to Baltimore police militarization.
May 4, 2015
‘The Game Done Changed’: Reconsidering ‘The Wire’ Amidst the Baltimore Uprising
I was a
fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.
May 1, 2015
Why Baltimore Burns
In 1950, Baltimore was the sixth-most-populous city in the country. Today, it is 26th, and its remaining poor black residents are cut off from their more affluent neighbors.
Eric S. Singer
May 1, 2015
Other Fergusons, Other Baltimores
Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?
April 29, 2015
Drones, Cops, and the Unaccountable Machinery of Death
From signature strikes in Pakistan to police violence in Baltimore, the state is seemingly uninterested in even counting how many people it kills.