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civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Blogs

Two hundred thousand Latinos will turn 18 between now and Election Day. But if they’re in Texas, their right to vote is under threat.

July 10, 2012

There’s a new Disney exhibit at the Reagan library. But what are drawings of Bambi and Cinderella doing in the National Archives?

July 9, 2012

Serena Williams’s victory at Wimbledon, as well as the questions she had to answer, was a reminder about the importance of Title IX.

July 9, 2012

The GOP admits that it believes voter ID laws will win Romney the election. 

July 9, 2012

We’re completely overworked. No wonder we struggle to balance careers and children.

July 9, 2012

Forty-four percent of Philly’s population is African-American—and nearly 20 percent of voters there may lose the right to cast a ballot this fall.

July 6, 2012

The New York Times asks whether the law has been “nullified.” It hasn’t been.

July 6, 2012

A Tanzanian man was detained and tortured by US officials in Afghanistan on suspicion of terror. But he was completely innocent. 

July 6, 2012

 Eric on the royal Internet "we" and Reed on this summer of political sequels. 

July 6, 2012

Will this bravest of athletes continue to speak out now that he's playing for Kobe Bryant’s Lakers? 

July 5, 2012