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on Sep 30, 2014 - 15:08 PM ET
Nuclear talks

Yesterday, Gary Samore, president of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), published a column on the website of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), arguing that even if talks between the P5+1...

Foreign Policy, Politics
on Sep 30, 2014 - 12:39 PM ET
Holding Center

Last week, the federal government announced that it will detain as many as 2,400 women and children on property in Dilley, Texas, that is currently used as a “man camp” for oilfield workers. The new facility will be the largest family detention center in the country, and the third to open since the number of children and families crossing the US-Mexico border shot up early in the summer. Since then, the number of minors caught at the border has...

on Sep 30, 2014 - 12:05 PM ET
Antiwar activists gather at the White House

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Alter-reviews:
Marcus Roberts’ twelve-piece band at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Heath Brothers at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Once Upon a Time in America at the New York Film Festival

Marcus Roberts brought an impressive array of musicians with him to the Appel Room last weekend for a show he...

on Sep 30, 2014 - 10:30 AM ET
Capitol

Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here.

In a Washington paralyzed by partisan division, there is apparently one area of bipartisan...

on Sep 29, 2014 - 20:17 PM ET
US Supreme Court

In case there was any remaining confusion with regard to the precise political intentions of the US Supreme Court’s activist majority, things were clarified Monday. The same majority that has made it easier for corporations to buy elections (with the Citizens United v. FEC decision) and for billionaires to become the dominant players in elections across the country (with the...

on Sep 29, 2014 - 15:31 PM ET
protest against sexual violence

I’ve been reading everything I can find about California’s new affirmative consent law, and I still can’t quite figure out how it’s going to work in practice. The law, which Governor Jerry Brown signed yesterday, requires colleges in the state to adopt what’s sometimes called the “yes means yes” standard for sexual assault, meaning that a person’s silence or passivity in the face of sexual advances cannot be taken as consent...