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Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Pope Francis

He’s saying the right things. Will the US Conference of Catholic Bishops listen?

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.

Blogs

This week, students fight for racial justice from Texas to Binghamton. The 2013 National Student Power Convergence is in the works. And Colorado students walk out on standardized tests while Indianans prep for a massive university strike.

April 1, 2013

Ultimately, whether a party cements its gains depends not on demographics but performance.

April 1, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

In Floyd v. City of New York, stop-and-frisk is on the stand—bringing to light police dissent with the NYPD’s discriminatory policies.

March 25, 2013

For Native Americans, there's no place like home—especially when offensive imagery and racist policies threaten to take it away. 

March 12, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s death is important because it illustrates that race continues to mark the difference between life and death. 

February 26, 2013

Aside from being a celebration of xenophobia and misogyny, the Oscars also failed to pay tribute to Lupe Ontiveros and Russell Means.

February 25, 2013

Liberals concerned with Israel often miss the inconvenient fact of the radical Palestinian organization's human rights abuses in the Gaza Strip. Reed Richardson also writes about the outsized State of the Union response allowed to the Tea Party. 

February 14, 2013

It's the only real solution to deaths like those of Trayvon Martin and Rodgrio Diaz. 

February 14, 2013

Much of the coverage of the former Cardinal Ratzinger doesn’t mention that for years he was in charge of the church’s files on abuse by priests.

February 12, 2013