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The dean of American investigative journalism knows a thing or two about how to vet sources and separate fact from fiction.

A Colorado program to give low-income teens long-acting contraception dropped the teen abortion rate dramatically. But conservatives refuse to fund it.

Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.

Diana Prince is elected president of the United States in Wonder Woman #7

The superheroine’s polygamous creator exploited the love and labor of the women who were his inspiration.

Billy Graham speaks on Honor America Day, July 1970

Kevin Kruse’s new book explores how “Christian America” was invented to fight FDR’s New Deal.

(Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a federal jury in a state that firmly repudiates capital punishment.

More War = More Extremism

From toddlers with guns to wedding parties hit by drones, here’s the news for tomorrow.

Six weeks after Rahm Emanuel defeated populist, pro-teacher candidate Chuy Garcia in Chicago, public-school advocates are mobilizing for victory in Philly.

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Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

“Boy, what you got to smile about? You in jail, you know.” “Sheriff,” he answered, “you just wouldn’t understand. I’m smiling because I’m free.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

In this week's Altercation Eric honors the completion of the AMC's hit show Mad Men.

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

"A marvelous achievement was accomplished in a faultless manner by a young American who embodies within himself the finest American characteristics."

May 20, 2015

Who could have predicted that Brazil’s World Cup buildup would have disastrous results—other than everyone not financially vested in its success?

May 19, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

“This is the story of a man struck down on his way to becoming a revolutionary and a liberator of his people.”

May 19, 2015