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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.”

civil rights

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

Blogs

Islam is actually a religion, says Justice Department; Sharron Angle's bizarre "Asian" comments; hostile shoutfests

October 19, 2010

The opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims to function in a peaceful, democratic co-existence is not a far-fetched dream.

October 19, 2010

As players fall to concussions at an alarming rate, the question has to be asked: when will fans say enough?

October 18, 2010

The Obama administration appeals an injunction blocking "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Gay and lesbian Republicans object. The Republicans—at least these Republicans—are right. Updated with ACLU and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force reaction.

October 18, 2010

Five undocumented immigrants joined the freshman class at the University of Pennsylvania this year.

October 18, 2010

For real political change we need to combine the flexibility of digital organizing with the tangible results of on-the-ground activism.

October 18, 2010

On Huffington Post, Isabel Macdonald asks whether the spectacle of Lou Dobbs's undocumented worker hypocrisy will force Obama to face this country's own immigration injustices?

October 18, 2010

Georgia's decision to ban undocumented students from top state schools is part of a larger assault on Plyler vs. Doe, the decision that established the right to K-12 education for all children regardless of immigration status.

October 18, 2010

A liberal Ohio senator uses an unfortunate baseball analogy.

October 18, 2010

 The magazine is a shadow of its former self, insiders say.

October 18, 2010