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Paul Butler used to send people to prison for drugs. Now he supports letting guilty drug offenders go.
For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.
Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.
A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.
Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
He’s saying the right things. Will the US Conference of Catholic Bishops listen?
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.
The racist reaction to a South Asian Miss America is a disgrace, but so is the Miss America pageant.
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.
Instead of focusing on the psychology of Trayvon Martin’s killer, we should be examining the meaning of his actions.
- A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson
- The Major Problem With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Powerful Essay on Ferguson
- Strange Fruit in Ferguson
- Tear Gas Is an Abortifacient. Why Won’t the Anti-Abortion Movement Oppose It?
- How the War on Terror Created the World’s Most Powerful Terror Group
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