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

Walmart

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

A DNA analyst processes evidence

Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.

Clarence Earl Gideon

In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.

Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."

Chuck Hagel

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Rupert Murdoch

The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.

Blogs

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014

It’s business as usual for police to kill black people. So why did Michael Brown’s death elicit such a strong reaction?

August 20, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.

August 18, 2014

The streets of Ferguson are not safe for those who would report the chaos. 

August 18, 2014

Those charged with the duty to protect America's laws don't see its black citizens as equals. 

August 18, 2014

Michael Brown was shot and killed by an officer of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. Everything else is irrelevant.

August 15, 2014

Lessons from Missouri should steer us toward new national policies and an embrace of policing that respects civil liberties.

August 15, 2014