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US Marine

How governments, NGOs, and conservative think tanks turned the language of human rights on its head.

The misuse of sexual harassment policies by pusillanimous college administrators is creating a campus panic.

Uzma Qayyum’s controversial case set her against the men who would rescue her.

The Oklahoma State Penitentiary execution chamber

Both Justices Breyer and Ginsburg indicated that they view the death penalty as unconstitutional. Could three more justices agree with them in the near future?

When you define something as war, violence becomes the only means.

Beyond legalizing same-sex marriage, Justice Kennedy’s opinion made profound arguments about liberty under the Constitution and advanced a novel jurisprudence of dignity.

Dominicans of Haitian descent

The past feels dangerously present as deportation and silence devastate Haitian life in the Dominican Republic.

Health Now

Three things we need right now if the Affordable Care Act is going to create a functioning and equitable healthcare system.

South Carolina Capitol grounds

South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.

Blogs

In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

July 1, 2015

"The dominion of Canada is formally in existence, to the great satisfaction of the politicians who infest the provinces, if of nobody else."

July 1, 2015

Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.

June 30, 2015

"Margaret Mitchell gives us our Civil War through Southern eyes exclusively, and no tolerant philosophy illumines the crimes of the invaders."

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Bree Newsome showed remarkable political courage. She also perhaps gave a template for reimagining sports.

June 29, 2015

"She acquired a reputation upon the smallest of down payments and then, like the honest debtor she is, set about the unpleasant business of earning the fame she already enjoyed."

June 29, 2015

"The immediate task of suppling military aid falls on us, and there is no question that it will be discharged."

June 27, 2015