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Insurrections of the Mind thinks insurrections ought to happen only in the mind.

Forty years ago, the Israeli army tortured and imprisoned her. Now she’s being forced to relive the nightmare in a US court.

Ebola ISIS

Escalation is now a structural fact embedded in the war in the Middle East and the Ebola crisis here at home.

President Obama

The arrival of men signifies a sea change, part of an extraordinary year for feminism, in which the conversation has been transformed.

On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

Afghanistan protest

After 13 Years of war, Afghan women are still fighting for basic human rights. 

Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.

state prison

In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.

People who are black and poor aren’t allowed to be young and irresponsible.

Christ Church

How a surgeon copes with deaths of young Americans from gunshot wounds, and why a mother chose to forgive her son's killer. 

Blogs

It is absurd that broadcast networks choose entertainment over Obama’s immigration speech.

November 20, 2014

Is Roger Goodell exploiting an instance of child abuse to save his personal and professional brand?

November 20, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

The Senate’s failure to bring even a narrow, watered-down reform to a final vote underscores that Congress is for the most part disinterested in exercising its constitutional duty to oversee the intelligence community.

November 19, 2014

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014

For Obama, Gruber has become an Other from another mother.

 

November 19, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

Outgoing Colorado Senator Mark Udall promises to fight to the last day “to make sure we keep faith with our founding values.”

November 19, 2014

Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.

November 19, 2014