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Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

Amman, Jordan

Social media platforms are enabling women to speak out anonymously and show that harassment exists—but that hasn’t resulted in culture change.

Occupy LA

Over the decades, this catchall term has lost all bite and meaning.

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

I, Too, Am Harvard

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Blogs

Eric with more from The Cause and Reed on drones.

June 1, 2012

What’s next for the Defense of Marriage Act?

June 1, 2012

Two Politico writers decide to use their platform to parrot the complaints of GOP flacks. 

May 31, 2012

On the third anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s death, let’s honor his memory by trusting women.

May 31, 2012

It’s not just Trump. As the election heats up, they’re back with a vengence. 

May 30, 2012

The Olympic Torch is not the most noteworthy thing passed from Greece to London. It’s the looming struggle against austerity.

May 30, 2012

What would it take to put school desegregation back on the country's policy agenda?

May 29, 2012

Why don’t Democrats and Republicans pay more attention to Asian-American constituents?

May 29, 2012

National Review claims Republicans were the party of civil rights while blogs and talk radio fan fears of black-on-white hate crimes. 

May 28, 2012

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012