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The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights.

Lili White God

War between men and dogs looms in the Budapest of White God; Ethan Hawke pays homage to New York City’s greatest piano teacher in Seymour: An Introduction.

The opening ceremony for the Center for Workforce Innovation

Richmond, Virginia, is the eleventh-most-unequal big city in the country; its leaders finally want to change that.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On women who refused to live in silence and be consigned to oblivion.

California prisoners

Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

LGBTQ Mexico Rally

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

Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

Blogs

Whittaker Chambers, a Wobbly and a hobo before he was a a red-hunter, published poetry in The Nation in the 1920s.

April 1, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015

Unlike the male rock star who, having killed himself, gave his fans a taste of ultimate fatalism, Selena’s life, not death, offered joy to so many who admired her.

March 31, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

In the digital era, I shame, you shame, we all shame.

March 30, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

An available gun transforms violent emotions into deadly action.

March 30, 2015

You can imagine what would be our own emotional response if two Russians were sentenced to death for supplying information to us while we were allied with Russia.

March 29, 2015

Governor Mike Pence just signed a bill licensing discrimination against LGBT people.

March 28, 2015