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Jesse Jackson

Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction

The Department of Education has never sanctioned a school for sexual-assault related violations. It’s time to change that.

However one feels about subway dancers’ high flying antics, we should be able to agree they shouldn’t be arrested.

Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.

Senate Republicans have ground the body to a near-halt on nominations.

The US government has until Tuesday evening to explain to a federal judge why men held at Guantánamo do not have the same religious freedoms as Hobby Lobby.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

Oil Rig

Convulsions of violent conflict from Iraq to Nigeria to Ukraine are all being fueled by the same thing—fuel.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

While the Obama administration takes steps to discourage coal consumption at home, it’s tacitly promoting coal exports overseas.

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

The Hobby Lobby case is more clearly aimed at women, but Harris v. Quinn may prove even more consequential for the lives of working women.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Thanks to an effort by Everytown for Gun Safety, the NRA will now not be the only group asking candidates for their positions on gun control.

There is a narrative emerging in the US press that Brazil’s protests have been small because everyone is just happy with the World Cup. It’s not true. 

A new study finds board quotas don’t improve conditions for the average working woman, but they do the job of giving women more representation among powerful roles.

Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

Now that Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP, why he is considering weakening a law intended to protect immigrant children from trafficking and violence?