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Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

For young people across the country, generational moments collide.

Activists want to know why there will be a Friends of the IDF hosted fundraiser at the Barclay’s Center before a Brooklyn Nets preseason game.

Like the Civil Rights Act, the Wilderness Act brought about justice, but also compassion for the planet.

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

Students band together to combat sexual violence on Columbia’s campus through direct action. 

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

Bolling apologized, he said, because his wife gave him “the look.” Sounds sincere to us!

China

Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.

Roxane Gay talks about rewriting the rules of feminism.

After the most tumultuous, scandal-plagued month in the history of the NFL commissioner’s office, we speak to the executive director of the player’s union about where the league goes from here.

Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?

Studying history to avoid repeating it

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu (Reuters/Gali Tibbon)

Prime Minister Netanyahu promotes and sometimes manufactures an endless series of national security crises. The military and settlers win; everyone else loses.

Georgian soldier in a tank

Political tensions, exacerbated by Western regional expansion, are raising the risk of violence.

The Attorney General has cemented a doctrine of “too big to jail” at the Justice Department.

Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?

DOJ’s aggressive defense of voting rights is one of the most important aspects of Holder’s tenure.

maritime operation

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa. 

To building a lasting peace between teachers unions and communities of color, we can’t forget their most painful battle of all.

Overcoming years of tensions and divisions, parents and teachers are linking arms to save public schools.

In Philadelphia, education reformers got everything they wanted. Look where the city’s schools are now.