Society

The Year in Political Sports The Year in Political Sports

In 2008, the wall between sports and politics, which we are told is as immutable as Gibraltar, was not only challenged, it was thoroughly breached.

Dec 31, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Youth in Action: Sophya Chum, Immigrant Rights Activist Youth in Action: Sophya Chum, Immigrant Rights Activist

Jamilah King You voted. Now what? Look in your own backyard to find an issue close to your community.

Dec 31, 2008 / Third-Party Article / The Nation

Dave Zirin on 2008 Sports and Politics Highlights Dave Zirin on 2008 Sports and Politics Highlights

The Nation's Dave Zirin revisits the highlights of 2008 and sheds light on the late season meltdown of the New York Jets.

Dec 30, 2008 / Video / MSNBC

Episcopal Church Splits Over Gay Equality Episcopal Church Splits Over Gay Equality

The Episcopal Church's promotion of an openly gay clergyman has created a serious rift within the religious community, threatening the future of the denomination.

Dec 29, 2008 / Feature / Drew Haxby

Pinter: Bare-Knuckled Citizen Playwright Pinter: Bare-Knuckled Citizen Playwright

In the end, Harold Pinter devoted himself to defining "the real truth of our lives and our societies." Now that he's gone, his twenty-nine plays will continue that rude, honorable ...

Dec 27, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Margaret Spillane

NOPD Responds to Nation Investigation NOPD Responds to Nation Investigation

After a report in The Nation revealed how white residents of New Orleans shot at African-American men in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the city's police will launch an invest...

Dec 26, 2008 / Feature / A.C. Thompson

The Kiss The Kiss

Let us pause, amid the muddle of the moment in this season of renewal and fresh starts, to consider fundamental things.

Dec 23, 2008 / Editorial / JoAnn Wypijewski

Obama for America 2.0? Obama for America 2.0?

Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?

Dec 23, 2008 / Editorial / Ari Melber

Good God, Bad God Good God, Bad God

If Rick Warren, Barack Obama and the gay community can find common ground, it'll be on civil, not religious, grounds. So let's separate church and state.

Dec 23, 2008 / Editorial / Richard Kim

Ranters and Corantos: Renaissance Journalism Ranters and Corantos: Renaissance Journalism

A Folger Library exhibit examines Renaissance journalism and the birth of newspapers.

Dec 22, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Richard Byrne

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