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We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Century of Disaster

A tale of the twentieth century, from Stalin to Barbie

Military Police

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents.

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

Memorial for Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.

Blogs

The Nation's John Nichols joins The Last Word to explain the history of Murdoch's extreme influence over British politics and also how this translates to who is—and who isn't—elected in Washington.

July 11, 2011

Joe Allen's new book People Wasn’t Made to Burn is nothing less than a reinvention of the true crime genre.

July 11, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011

The News of the World is toast. But Rupert Murdoch may still eat his foes for breakfast.

July 8, 2011

Murdoch’s media conglomerate, embroiled in a British phone-hacking scandal, has been forced to close one of its largest holdings, the News of the World newspaper. A critical broadcast deal is threatened. Even Murdoch’s conservative allies are breaking with him in Britain. Will American conservatives declare independence?

July 7, 2011

Eric on David Brooks's underying nonsense and Reed on media paying for story rights (*cough* the Casey Anthony trial).

July 7, 2011

Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey has a legacy that truly transcends his sport.

July 7, 2011

The Obama administration wants states to develop assessments for pre-schoolers. Here’s how it would work in the classroom.

July 6, 2011

 Are students working too hard? Britney Wilson provides insight on the homework debate. 

July 6, 2011

Justice David Prosser, an ally of Governor Walker, has admitted to shouting obscenities at and threatening one Supreme Court Justice. Now, he is accused of physically attacking another.

July 5, 2011