The Nation

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‘This Man Will Almost Certainly Die’

There is a little-known network of 11 federal prisons in America called Criminal Alien Requirement facilities. They exclusively house men who lack U.S. citizenship and have been convicted of crimes. They are all run privately. And over the last 18 years, they have allowed scores of inmates to die from diseases that could have been treated.

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Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas

The plight of the uninsured in a red state.

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A Volcano of Documents

Guatemala discovers, in bat-guano spotted documents, the truth about its violent past.

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Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

An argument for how the system protects police.

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The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism

“The Anonymous mystique had allowed a group of incompetents to hijack, then discredit, an important grassroots movement in the eyes of national media.”

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A Report from Occupied Territory

On police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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A Captivating Mind

The life and mysterious death of dissident Bulgarian writer and radio journalist Georgi Markov.

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The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence

In Harpersville, Alabama, a traffic violation can lead to months in jail and a never-ending stint in a work-release program – what some refer to as a modern-day debtors’ prison.

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Here Comes Everybody

What accounts for the gender gap in literary criticism?

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History’s Sinkhole

An examination of the Minutemen movement and death on the border.

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An Argument With Instruments: On Charles Mingus

How the icon’s personal struggles with identity fed his art.