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Jon Burge

The City of Chicago has paid tens of millions of dollars in settlements with victims of brutality under Police Commander Jon Burge. But justice is far from done—and some victims are still in prison.

George Zimmerman

Instead of focusing on the psychology of Trayvon Martin’s killer, we should be examining the meaning of his actions.

The Citadel

Up an unpaved Idaho road, self-styled “patriots” gather to plan and train in close-quarters battle.

Leszek Kołakowski, Cold War, Marxism, Poland, John Paul II, Christianithy, athei

How the great Polish philosopher went from being an anticlerical scourge to an apostle of John Paul II.

Christopher Lane

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

Carlos Riley Jr. protest

Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.

In Egypt, as well as in the West, outrage over rampant sexual assault has too often been about political agendas rather than concern for the actual victims.

Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

How George Zimmerman’s lawyers exploited racist stereotypes to justify the fear—and killing—of black men.

Blogs

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?

January 14, 2015

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

From plummeting petroleum prices to political unrest, it has been decades since the fortunes of the kingdom were so much in doubt.

January 7, 2015

The late senator, who was once considered a vice presidential prospect, tried to prevent the GOP’s lurch to the right.

January 7, 2015