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The Constitution news and analysis from The Nation
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Martin Luther King’s Call to ‘Give Us the Ballot’ Is As Relevant Today as It Was in 1957
And that’s a mark of how endangered voting rights are right now.
January 12, 2018
Democratic Defections Allow an Assault on Civil Liberties to Pass the House
If all Democrats had opposed the FISA Amendments and Reauthorization Act, they could have united with libertarian-leaning Republicans to block it.
January 12, 2018
My Client Has Spent More Than a Third of His Life Imprisoned in Guantánamo
Now, 16 years after the prison opened, Sharqawi Al Hajj has joined a legal challenge to end his indefinite detention.
January 9, 2018
Don’t Let Trump Force Nearly 200,000 Salvadoran Immigrants to Leave the Country
You can also let your representatives know where you stand on net neutrality and join a state-based campaign to expand voting rights.
December 28, 2017
Letters From the January 15-22, 2018, Issue
The long con…
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December 22, 2017
Democrats Need to Make Clear that Firing Mueller Triggers Impeachment
When a president creates a constitutional crisis, there is only one remedy.
December 20, 2017
The 2017 Progressive Honor Roll
Resistance was the watchword this year. These honorees not only refused to go backward; they challenged old orthodoxies.
November 30, 2017
Letters From the December 18-25, 2017, Issue
Can you do the con-con?… RIP, Democratic Party…
November 28, 2017
This Is a Constitutional Crisis
Trump’s move to displace the legitimate head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau assaults consumers—and violates the rule of law.
November 7, 2017
Have Democrats Learned Their Lesson? There’s Reason for Hope.
Democrats will have to work harder to establish a clear, compelling vision of what they are for beyond opposition to Trump.
Katrina vanden Heuvel