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Verizon iPhone

Updating the Fourth Amendment has been done before, to address the invention of cars, phones and GPS. It’s time to do it again.

Internet cafe

Almost every day, corporations seize them without our informed consent. The consumer protection bureau should put a stop to it.

An appeals court's unprecedented removal of Shira Scheindlin has sent a chilling message to other federal judges.

Wild Republican accusations have been debunked—but still they continue.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Gay rights protest

An alliance is born between anti-gay, anti-abortion American groups and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

Blogs

Dan Snyder’s latest open letter about why he is not changing the name of his football team and his new foundation for Native Americans beggars belief.

March 25, 2014

If the Supreme Court rules that corporations have the right to free exercise of religion in the Hobby Lobby case, what happens to civil rights law? 

March 25, 2014

Students plan a city-wide school walkout to urge Governor Patrick to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure construction in Massachusetts.

March 25, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the media’s coverage of the missing Malaysia Air Flight 370. 

March 25, 2014

The real cost of Republican cruelty cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in people’s lives.

March 25, 2014

Once you accept that everything you say or do is being recorded, you can start recognizing the advantages of omnipresent surveillance. 

March 25, 2014

The death of James Boyd adds to a long list of questionable use-of-force incidents involving APD officers.

March 24, 2014

San Francisco is in the midst of a war, but it’s not about culture.

March 24, 2014

But there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical.

March 24, 2014

Will Media Atonement Day happen? Don’t bet on it. 

March 24, 2014