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Steve Carell (left) and Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher

Swagger and survival in Foxcatcher and Red Army

Harry Belafonte

Receiving a humanitarian award from the Academy, 87-year-old Harry Belafonte speaks out about his political commitments—and how he was punished for them.

Now that the Republicans will control the House and the Senate, they’re free to strut their stuff and start governing.

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.

Got it covered… block that vote!… Berman replies… smarter than yeast?… the rich shall inherit… climate poem for Naomi…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how the pundits and politicians have failed us for fourteen Veterans Days straight.

Inmates at the Deuel Vocational Institute

Isolation does not “rehabilitate” people. Disappearance does not deter harm. And prison does not keep us safe.

The ways in which the individual failings of athletes are discussed are profoundly coded by race.

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

That was a great election.

The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

Iraq flag-burning protest

Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and in Washington.

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

In mainstream media it’s considered downright impolitic to link voter restrictions to election results.