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The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

O’Reilly wants us to put Christ back in Christmas. In that case, economic inequality should take center stage on December 25.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

Islamic feminists

Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it.

Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin

No matter how you parse it, Incognito is a bully and Cobb is a white supremacist.

Maria

Europe’s panic is about race and class, not child abduction.

Blogs

He revivified the religious right and pushed his opponents to extremes on a host of issues.

April 10, 2012

Firing one racist doesn’t change the conservative agenda.

April 9, 2012

A racist column got the pundit fired. But he is not the only right-wing pundit who uses racially inflammatory language. 

April 7, 2012

What does Trayvon Martin's case reveal about the way we discuss race in this country?

April 5, 2012

Is it possible to have a real discussion about race in sports?

April 2, 2012

Beinart's The Crisis of Zionism tells a series of important truths about Israel, the occupation and the American Jewish establishment. 

March 30, 2012

Civil rights, labor, religious and public interest groups are demanding that "ALEC and its NRA backers should immediately stop their promotion of the kinds of ‘Kill At Will’ laws that led to (the Trayvon Martin) tragedy."

March 29, 2012

New state laws seek to prevent organizations from registering new voters from under-represented groups. 

March 29, 2012

How did the NRA help George Zimmerman get and keep a gun?

March 28, 2012

Right wing commentators are seizing on irrelevant details of Martin's life to justify his death.

March 27, 2012