Help

Nation Topics - Society

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

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

Could Obama and his supporters take a break from celebrating so-called no-fly zones—and take a look at what’s happening in Arizona?

March 30, 2011

Republicans often bemoan what they view as the heavy burden of government regulation. But the absence of such regulation, combined with the prevalence of industry-bought loopholes, adversely affects Americans every single day.

March 29, 2011

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

This morning, PBS Frontline scooped itself, posting online its promised ten-minute segment for tonight's show on Bradley Manning's early years, or as it's billed  (wink, wink)  “The Private Life of Bradley Manning.”

March 29, 2011

Why are the Republicans going after a history professor who calls himself a “centrist”?

March 28, 2011

When Bill Cronon, a University of Wisconsin professor, started raising questions about whether Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on labor unions might have been organized by powerful out-of-state interests, the state Republican party went after him in a classic assault on academic freedom.

March 25, 2011

Eric Alterman reviews music and Reed Richardson parses the ethics of sports journalism.

March 25, 2011

After tracing the days of his youth in Oklahoma, and kicking around at low-paying jobs after high school, we pick up the story after he has decided to join the military.

March 25, 2011

Lennon’s song turns out to be not so utopian.

March 24, 2011

Most of us still know very little about Manning, his legal case and his incarceration—and how it reached this point.

March 24, 2011