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Diana Prince is elected president of the United States in Wonder Woman #7

The superheroine’s polygamous creator exploited the love and labor of the women who were his inspiration.

Billy Graham speaks on Honor America Day, July 1970

Kevin Kruse’s new book explores how “Christian America” was invented to fight FDR’s New Deal.

(Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a federal jury in a state that firmly repudiates capital punishment.

More War = More Extremism

From toddlers with guns to wedding parties hit by drones, here’s the news for tomorrow.

Six weeks after Rahm Emanuel defeated populist, pro-teacher candidate Chuy Garcia in Chicago, public-school advocates are mobilizing for victory in Philly.

Tsarnaev Courtroom

Let’s fight for the right to make horrible mistakes, but remain in the realm of the living.

Baltimore

The right to a lawyer is a key protection against unjust prison sentences, but public defenders are overwhelmed and under-resourced.

Clinton immigration

Hilary Clinton’s evolution on immigration reform is a testament to the youthful movement that erupted during the Obama era.

Snowden

An appeals court declares the NSA’s data grab illegal. 

Newspapers and tablet

As prospects for traditional media decline, alternatives are emerging.

Blogs

"Like the Jews of Harlem or the Asians of East Africa or the Chinese of Southeast Asia, the Ibos were the prominent outsiders in the economic life of the dominant population and, like the others, they were hated."

May 30, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

"The bonus march must be considered simply a minor manifestation of the unrest spreading through the country."

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

The future of the planned FIFA vote on Israeli soccer’s future may be in peril but it may have received an unexpected boost.

May 28, 2015

“Politically, the Africans are becoming more conscious of their own rights and wrongs. They are not wholly ignorant of the fact that world opinion is on their side.”

May 28, 2015

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.

May 27, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015