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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

Former Michigan hoops star Jalen Rose called Duke's African American players “Uncle Toms.” Duke alum Grant Hill responded in the New York Times. Let the media firestorm commence!

March 22, 2011

The fact that Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Hillary Clinton skillfully argued for military intervention in Libya and won their point is not very interesting. So why is Robert Dreyfuss so shocked by it?

March 22, 2011

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has been through the physical and mental wringer in twenty years of playing the game of football. His partner, Jaclyn Fujita, wants the next generation of players to be saved from the fears she carries every time he steps on the field.

March 21, 2011

A new initiative from Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs allows those most affected by federal budget cuts to tell their stories.

March 21, 2011

The Obama administration has continued to operate Bush’s legally dubious detention centers for terrorism prisoners, but the opaque practices at these secret prisons deserve to be rigorously reconsidered.

March 18, 2011

Is there data proving that liberals get interrupted more on political television? And who's fault is that?

March 18, 2011

Alter-reviews of Stoppard and music old and new, Reed on the Washington Post's decision to bracket their writers into right-leaning and left-leaning and reader mail.

March 17, 2011

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education inappropriately editorializes a racist video posted by a UCLA student.

March 17, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back, likened his labor to slavery. He’s been scorched for his comments, but maybe there is more here than meets the eye. Maybe we would do well to listen.

March 16, 2011