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What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

This Week: Republicans and the new AP US History exam, Bangladesh and the global warming crisis, and the history of division in St. Louis. 

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

Bill Gates

Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

People are asking why black athletes aren’t speaking out about Ferguson. It’s the wrong question at the wrong time.

Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

Ryan still doesn’t get that attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is political nonstarter.

Undocumented immigrants and their advocates are concerned that the president’s orders will be far more limited than the hype suggests—and they’re trying to raise the bar for what aggressive action really means.

Other countries provide childcare and income supports for poor mothers; in the United States, we arrest them.

Most of the candidates likely to contend for the presidency in 2016 have been silent—even Hillary Clinton, who’s been otherwise eager in recent weeks to opine extensively on national issues.

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

It’s business as usual for police to kill black people. So why did Michael Brown’s death elicit such a strong reaction?

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Protesters share many residents’ opinion that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch harbors a pro-police bias.

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, shed light on the increasing militarization of the police in the United States.

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.