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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Abrams, Kissinger, Kristol, Cheney

The architects of our foreign-policy disasters would prefer we simply forget the past.

V.S. Naipaul

A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

Blogs

How does the movie The Help "photoshop" American history?

February 27, 2012

WikiLeaks has released millions of e-mails from the global security think tank Stratfor.

February 26, 2012

UVA football player Joseph Wiliams is on a hunger strike so campus workers can get a living wage. As you can read, he has the politics and depth to back up his concerns.

February 25, 2012

This week, the GOP’s continued war on women's health. Plus, guest-blogger Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto begins writing for us with a post on anti-immigration racial animus and the Latino vote in 2012. Also, an update on our lawsuit challenging the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

February 24, 2012

Bill Gates and Wendy Kopp agree: the volatile data reports unfairly shame teachers.

February 24, 2012

The New York congressman will have more hearings on Muslim radicalization in America, despite statistics that show a waning threat. 

February 24, 2012

Alter-Reviews and Reed Richardson zeros in on the flip-flop blogging of the Washington Post's Jenifer Rubin.

February 24, 2012

More than a decade after Congress passed the PATRIOT Act, its varied implications are still unraveling.

February 24, 2012

Would the GOP contenders feel the same about immigration if the folks trying to cross the border were Canadians?

February 24, 2012

Because a set of bizarre circumstances surrounding his drug test, reigning MVP Ryan Braunhas become the first player in history to successfully challenge a steroid-related penalty in a grievance.

February 24, 2012