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A former public school teacher and union organizer picks his favorites.

What is wrong with the men at the helm of the movement?

student debt

How for-profit colleges are allowing Wall Street investors to cash in, at students’ expense.

river bed

We've already lost a lot to climate change, and we'll lose more unless we take collective action.

Finally, a different picture is emerging of the former New York City mayor.

Camera flash

Imagine a camera aimed at a human face forever.

Calling out discrimination can be a slippery thing, but the shame, humiliation and powerlessness we feel because of overly aggressive policing is real.

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?

Anti-gun activists

The Newtown tragedy was supposed to change everything about gun politics. Why it didn’t—and how reformers might still win.

Blogs

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the two-party debate that has only one, pro-war side.

September 30, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

For young people across the country, generational moments collide.

September 29, 2014

Activists want to know why there will be a Friends of the IDF hosted fundraiser at the Barclay’s Center before a Brooklyn Nets preseason game.

September 29, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

September 26, 2014

Bolling apologized, he said, because his wife gave him “the look.” Sounds sincere to us!

September 26, 2014

Roxane Gay talks about rewriting the rules of feminism.

September 26, 2014

After the most tumultuous, scandal-plagued month in the history of the NFL commissioner’s office, we speak to the executive director of the player’s union about where the league goes from here.

September 26, 2014