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Guns and Gun Control
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Police and Law Enforcement
September 23, 2015
Here’s How to Cop Watch
Everyone should know how to do this.
September 21, 2015
Bernie, Donald, and the Promise of Populism
Both candidates have been mislabeled as populists. The movement of that name was a genuine people’s rebellion that reinvigorated democracy. We can do it again.
September 11, 2015
Guatemala’s Civil Society Just Did the Impossible
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don’t inspire confidence.
August 30, 2015
August 30, 1944: Molly Ivins Is Born
“Molly’s writing reminds us that dissent is what rescues the democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors, that republican self-government, properly understood, is an uproar and an argument, meant to be loud, raucous, disorderly and fierce.”
August 23, 2015
August 23: Sacco and Vanzetti Are Executed in Massachusetts (1927); AND the Hitler-Stalin Pact Is Signed (1939)
Is this the single darkest day on the calendar for the international left?
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August 13, 2015
How Ukraine’s New Memory Commissar Is Controlling the Nation’s Past
Volodymyr Viatrovych was the driving force behind new laws that restrict free speech and regulate how history is written.
August 11, 2015
Steven Salaita, Professor Fired for ‘Uncivil’ Tweets, Vindicated in Federal Court
A federal judge has allowed his lawsuit against the University of Illinois to proceed, and the chancellor who rescinded his appointment last year has resigned amid an ethics investigation.
August 6, 2015
American Democracy Has to Do Better Than This
And we’re the ones who are going to have to change it.
July 29, 2015
Leopoldo López Is Not Venezuela’s Savior
Despite US support, the revolutionary has only succeeded in pushing like-minded opposition leaders far, far away.
July 27, 2015
Ethiopia Claims a US Precedent for Its Crackdown on Journalists
Now that he’s in Addis Ababa, President Obama should call for the release of those locked up by Washington's “war on terror” ally.