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The San Quentin News staff

For 127 years, prison newspapers have struggled to speak truth to the outside world.

Nicholas Wade

In a guise of scientific seriousness, Nicholas Wade’s new book revives the discredited ideas of history’s most notorious racists.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

Jed Rakoff

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

Bill de Blasio

According to the right-wing media’s script, of course not.

New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

Blogs

Your Thursday, September 30 guide to the most important hits and misses throughout politics and the media, plus some humor and a daily music pick.

September 30, 2010

The man behind the ACORN sting goes after CNN investigative correspondent Abbie Boudreau with boat full of sexually explicit props.

September 29, 2010

Your guide to the most important politics and media hits and misses for Wednesday, September 29, plus some humor, and a music video of the day.

September 29, 2010

30 mosques, 30 states, 30 days

September 28, 2010

Can the Texas Board of Education use its purchasing power to determine how Islam is portrayed in your state's textbooks?

September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010

Students and locals should do lots of service, study urban planning, but we should stand by the community when it disagrees with the institutional powers that be.

September 27, 2010

More students coming out than ever before solidifies Penn’s gay-friendly reputation

September 27, 2010

A collection of media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources for Monday, September 27, plus fun videos and a music pick.

September 27, 2010

As Colbert showed at the House immigration hearing, when he’s in character, he’s really about Washington’s character.

September 25, 2010