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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 3, 2003

    In the Waiting Room

    "We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York Abortion Access Fund.

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 2, 2003

    Statement in Support of Legislation to Prohibit Cloning

    We, the undersigned, support legislation to prohibit the cloning of human embryos for either medical experimentation or for giving birth to a human being.

    The Nation

  • March 31, 2003

    Assault on Diversity

    On April 1 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on whether to overturn the 1978 Bakke decision and ban consideration of race as

    Alfred Ross and Lee Cokorinos

  • March 27, 2003

    Bush and God

    Not since Jimmy Carter's confession that he had lusted in his heart after women other than his wife have Americans been so interested in the religious life of the man occupying the Oval Office.

    Randall Balmer

  • March 27, 2003

    CNN–War Casualty

    You could have knocked CNN's Aaron Brown over with a feather.

    Susan J. Douglas


  • March 27, 2003

    On White Preferences

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on April 1.

    Jay Rosner

  • March 27, 2003

    Codes of Etiquette

    Recently, Nilas Martins, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, was stopped in Washington, DC, by gun-wielding policemen.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • March 27, 2003

    The Tragedy of William O. Douglas

    William O. Douglas was a judicial record-setter.

    David J. Garrow

  • March 27, 2003

    Shocks to the Constitution

    Spring officially began on Thursday, March 20, but the first real spring day in Washington was Saturday, a blindingly sunny day, flowers just beginning to peek out, the National Kite Festival o

    David Cole

  • March 20, 2003

    The Big Lie

    How bad can things get, how fast? Are we already at the point where literally nothing can derail the war machine?

    Russ Baker