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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

The man in the middle raised concerns about overturning millennia of tradition, but he also emphasized the dignity legal marriage confers to same-sex couples.

LGBT rights march

A win for LGBT advocates would be historic, but uncertainty over religious exemptions and the status of domestic partnerships and civil unions remains.

War on women protest

The feminist movement surges into public consciousness, but backlash to basic freedoms never goes away.

Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

After three decades of neoliberal economic policies and the staggering inequality they have produced, we are witnessing a rebirth of socialist ideals.

It’s time to embrace a new egalitarian politics.

In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.

LGBTQ Mexico Rally

The trans community is coming out—and bringing with it a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

An outline for social transformation in the United States, inspired by South Africa’s Freedom Charter.

Blogs

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015