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SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Protest against Stop-and-Frisk

There’s something wrong when the number of young black men stopped by police in New York City exceeds the number of young black men actually living in the city.

Guantanamo Protest

How to pre-convict and pre-punish an American Muslim.

Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.

Bobby Seale at a “Free Huey!” rally on July 14, 1968, in West Oakland, CA

A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.

An adopted child

I’d like to believe my sons’ best life is in my home, and not with their first families. But Christians committed to justice need to remember we are not entitled to other people’s children.

The neoconservative leading the fight over the legacy of Vatican II in the American Church.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Myanmar police

Buddhism is marked by concern for the welfare of all “sentient” creatures. But when it is harnessed to ethnic intolerance and extreme nationalism, it can turn violent.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

Blogs

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get a state issued ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

October 18, 2012

Literary prizes aren’t everything, though Mantel’s is worth celebrating.

October 17, 2012

Police officers face tremendous pressure to meet arrest quotas, leading them to "hunt" the very citizens they're supposed to protect.

October 17, 2012

Staffers from the Prosper Group are trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party Victory Fund.

October 16, 2012

The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.

October 12, 2012

With the presidential election less than a month away, eligible voters in swing states are fighting to make sure that they’ll be counted on November 6.

October 12, 2012

The Family Research Council tries to swing Catholic voters on social issues, or as they call it, "intrinsic evils."

October 9, 2012

Why does Lena Dunham really inspire so much charged debate?

October 9, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

The right-wing political group hopes blatant tokenism—and not progressive policies—will be enough to win over youth, women and minority voters. 

October 4, 2012