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Campus

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

Robot

How treating smart programs as legal persons could change privacy as we know it.

UKIP

Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

Blogs

One plaintiff also alleges that an officer charged her with drug possession on planted heroin.

January 31, 2014

Lethal injection drug shortages have lawmakers scrambling for alternative execution methods.

January 30, 2014

Following through on a key campaign promise, de Blasio agrees to an inclusive reform process for stop-and-frisk—but does it matter?

January 30, 2014

It might have to reform itself, first. 

January 30, 2014

Is New York’s decision to take action against academic BDS an assault on the First Amendment?

January 29, 2014

Gun violence is a public health issue.

January 27, 2014

Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

January 27, 2014

“Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights.”

January 24, 2014

Currently commercial marijuana retailers have virtually no access to banks--but Attorney General Eric Holder says that might be about to change.

January 24, 2014

One of the country’s most visible conservative politicians has provided an opening to talk about one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time.

January 22, 2014