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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.

Danielle Keats Citron

There are limits to what the law can do to police cyberabuse.

Insurrections of the Mind thinks insurrections ought to happen only in the mind.

Micah Sifry’s new book offers some answers, but misses important shifts in the power base of traditional progressive organizing.

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

ISIS

The terror-mongers are at it again, but dangers to the “homeland” are vanishingly small. 

The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.

Finally, a different picture is emerging of the former New York City mayor.

Blogs

Here's to a new year!

December 19, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Stephen Colbert and friends for one last song.

December 19, 2014

What responsibilities do journalists have when reporting on sexual assault?

December 18, 2014

Instead of trying the key from the outside, as most critics of the right must, Colbert jiggled it from the inside, counterfeit though his key was.

December 18, 2014

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.

December 5, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how, from Bill Cosby’s victims to drone strikes, the media refuse to protect the powerless.

December 2, 2014

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014