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FCC headquarters

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

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Northwest Detention Center

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

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

Maureen Dowd

Critics like Maureen Dowd of the Times live in an Oz-like dream world.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

Bill Maher

The comedian on drawing blue crowds in red states, his campaign to unseat a terrible Congressman and why it’s wrong to say anyone should be taken off the air.

Twitter

What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

Blogs

 Conservatives are trying to blame the protests for every shooting in New York City. 

October 31, 2011

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Eric on how The New Republic's back of the book comes close to redeeming the magazine from the front.

October 21, 2011

Conservative pundits are misrepresenting everything about the Occupy Wall Street, from their views to their legal right to be in Zuccotti Park. 

October 14, 2011

Eric on story collections and film fest picks and Reed on Wall Street's media advantage. 

October 13, 2011

 Alterman pitches big-ticket holiday items and reads the mail, Reed covers the coverage on Occupy Wall Street. 

October 7, 2011

Alterman is off, Reed dispenses on bad-news muffins.

September 29, 2011

At the Labour Party conference, a whiff of Hollywood glamor helps Britain's anti-hacking campaigners keep their spirits up—and MPs on their toes.

September 27, 2011

Alterman on classic rock and jazz, Reed on cliché's gravitational pull over media.

September 23, 2011

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, along with comrades such as the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and Rise Against’s Tom McIlrath, will launch the Justice Tour of labor battleground states Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio with a welcome from firefighters union bagpipers. It's the new solidarity, crossing lines of class, politics, ideology and music.

September 4, 2011