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Card of Pope Francis

He seems like a lovely, modest man, but there's no sign he will change the church’s stance on issues that matter to women.

Nina Davuluri

The racist reaction to a South Asian Miss America is a disgrace, but so is the Miss America pageant.

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.

Blogs

To everyone who says we must respect the verdict: How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called to respect exist in an open assault on our humanity?

July 15, 2013

George Zimmerman's prior violence against girls and women was an overlooked and unchecked predictor of his killing of Trayvon Martin.

July 15, 2013

The family firmly believes it was a racial incident.

July 14, 2013

"We are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin," says Ben Jealous. So far, more than 350,000 people have signed petitions demanding federal action.

July 14, 2013

The Zimmerman defense animation will dehumanize a black youth; Fruitvale Station will humanize another. 

July 12, 2013

South Florida law enforcement have prepared for this verdict for months.

July 12, 2013

Even if George Zimmerman is convicted of murder, we have a long way to go to ensure things like this never happen again. 

July 10, 2013

The way Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’s friends are treated on the stand, and by the public, has everything to do with race. 

July 3, 2013

George Zimmerman’s innocence rests on the notion of a 17-year-old black boy’s inherent criminality. 

July 2, 2013

Why would an undocumented immigrant voluntarily walk into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center and declare his or her status to the officers there?

July 1, 2013