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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 6, 2004

    ‘We Better Do Something’: Toni Morrison and Cornel West in Conversation

    In 1993 the Nobel Prize-winning author and the Princeton professor sat down to discuss blues, love, and politics.

    Toni Morrison and Cornel West

  • April 29, 2004

    F*cked by the F*CC

    Howard Stern: Free-speech hero.

    Jeff Jarvis

  • April 29, 2004

    Homophobia of All Hues

    The marriage-equality movement confronts anti-gay sentiment among blacks.

    Christopher Lisotta

  • April 29, 2004

    Vanishing Votes

    On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty civil rights time bomb.

    Greg Palast

  • April 29, 2004

    Post-Feminism, R.I.P.

    By the most conservative estimates, the March for Women's Lives in Washington on April 25 was the biggest pro-choice demo ever--and it may have been the biggest march of any kind in US history.

    the Editors


  • April 26, 2004

    Marching for Women’s Lives

    Anyone who thinks the contemporary women's movement is dying, over or simply irrelevant will have to think again after yesterday's March for Women's Lives.

    Hillary Frey

  • April 22, 2004

    Racism and Reproductive Rights

    The March for Women's Lives is paying considerable attention to issues of concern to minority women.

    Ginger Adams Otis

  • April 22, 2004

    Neocon Man

    Daniel Pipes has made his name inveighing against an academy overrun by political extremists. But he is nothing if not extreme in his own views.

    Eyal Press

  • April 22, 2004

    Down and Out in Texas

    Did you know that since January 1, women in Texas have not been able to obtain abortions from the sixteenth week of pregnancy on?

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 22, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    On April 20, Solicitor General Ted Olson told the Supreme Court that the federal courts could not question the indefinite detention of "enemy combatants" held at Guantánamo Bay because as

    David Cole