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The Saudis, who back the Sunni side in the region’s Sunni-Shiite proxy war, have no use for ISIS.

Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein Jordan UN

Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein’s predecessor, Navi Pillay, drew attention to human rights violations across the globe. Will Zeid do the same?

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

In fact, says theater director Anne Bogart, stories can be “fascistic.”

I predicted last year that LeBron James would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here is why. 

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

A growing antigovernment movement has drawn a dangerous lesson from the standoff. 

Ukrainian Refugees

Tens of thousands have fled in the wake of ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

This Week: Chicago murders, China and Pakistan, and Israeli-Palestine conflict developments.

A watchdog group has uncovered numerous labor violations at a Samsung supplier in southern China—including underage workers.

The court battle to block North Carolina’s harsh new voting law has important national significance.

civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

The Department of Justice won't investigate shocking claims made earlier this year.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

Grassroots movement forces Washington to get serious about real reform of a broken campaign-finance system.

Now that Obama has asked for nearly $4 billion to help kick the kids out more quickly, Republicans don’t want to pony up the money.

Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama made a big deal of turning the page on Bush-era “interrogration techniques,” but how much has really changed?

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.