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Dispatch from Baltimore: Praying for Peace, Living Another Reality

2 hours 31 sec ago
Stacia L. Brown

The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem.

One of the World’s Largest Foundations Is Putting Some Real Money Into Criminal Justice Reform

3 hours 26 min ago
Sasha Abramsky

The MacArthur Foundation’s $75 million pledge shows that political momentum is clearly on the side of reform.

‘Targeted Killings’ Are a Drug Dealer’s Best Friend

3 hours 44 min ago
Andrew Cockburn

Washington’s ‘assassination policy’ has been very effective... at increasing drug trafficking and promoting terrorism.

40 Years On, the Taste of Defeat in Vietnam Has Only Become More Rancid

4 hours 14 min ago
Peter Davis

The lesson US presidents learned from it was not no more wars, just no more drafts.

How Cities’ Funding Woes Are Driving Racial and Economic Injustice—And What We Can Do About It

4 hours 43 min ago
Brad Lander

It doesn’t stop with Ferguson—common underlying problems create conflict and tension across the country.

A More Perfect Pitch

5 hours 14 min ago
David Hajdu

Roomful of Teeth’s new album Render is music for the 21st century. 

What Are Baltimore’s Protesters Asking For?

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:10pm
The Nation

The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has sparked outrage over the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department.

How Do You Win a Failed War? Rewrite the Ending.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:00am
Christian Appy

The Vietnam War was indisputably an American-grown disaster. But why let truth stand in the way of glory?

Auf Wiedersehen Günter Grass

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:48am
Norman Birnbaum

Günter Grass not only taught us about German history, but also ourselves.

Why ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ Failed to Find a New Audience

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:30pm
Alisa Solomon

Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

Why ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ Failed to Find a New Audience

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:30pm
Alisa Solomon

Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

Why Is a Notorious Free-Speech Censor Being Given a Platform at a Major Academic Gathering?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:50am
David Palumbo-Liu

Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

Why Is a Notorious Free-Speech Censor Being Given a Platform at a Major Academic Gathering?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:50am
David Palumbo-Liu

Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

Dear Grandson: I’m Sorry for the World You’ll Inherit From Us

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:30am
Tom Engelhardt

From climate change to endless war, we owe the next generation an apology for the mess we’re leaving them.

Dear Grandson: I’m Sorry for the World You’ll Inherit From Us

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:30am
Tom Engelhardt

From climate change to endless war, we owe the next generation an apology for the mess we’re leaving them.

Can Australians Give Up Coal?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:34am
Bob Massie

The land down under is in the midst of a desperate battle that pits green energy advocates against the prime minister and his dirty-energy allies.

Can Australians Give Up Coal?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:34am
Bob Massie

The land down under is in the midst of a desperate battle that pits green energy advocates against the prime minister and his dirty-energy allies.

Poor People Need a Higher Wage, Not a Lesson in Morality

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:41pm
Greg Kaufmann

David Brooks’ rendition of poverty is as “representative” of people with low-incomes as corrupt corporate titans are of small entrepreneurs.

Poor People Need a Higher Wage, Not a Lesson in Morality

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:41pm
Greg Kaufmann

David Brooks’ rendition of poverty is as “representative” of people with low-incomes as corrupt corporate titans are of small entrepreneurs.

Have We Seen the End of the 8-Hour Day?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Nathan Schneider

Unpredictable days, part-time work, and digital scheduling—welcome to the new battle over the clock.