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Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 15, 2014

How “Fuck the Police” came to narrate the town’s humiliations and violations.

Nurses Protest

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with communism.

Frank Lindh

The father of a young man captured while fighting for the Taliban in 2001 reminds us of the “dark side” of US policy after 9/11.

Columbia Library

Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face indifference—or worse—from administrators.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Under the spurious claim of protecting “civility,” the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has caved in to the McCarthyite bullying of the Israel lobby.

Ida B. Wells

Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.

Solidarity protest

We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.

Girls for Gender Equity

Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?

Blogs

Americans widely accept the use of corporal punishment, but its effects are damaging. 

September 23, 2014

Even if we accept everything Steve Bisciotti says as fact, that just means that he treated the Ray Rice incident with NFL’s usual indifference towards domestic violence.

September 23, 2014

From the beginning, the Koch brothers were exploiting troubles at VA hospitals to weaken Obamacare and attack Democrats.

September 23, 2014

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

Rove smears again, this time in Kansas.

September 22, 2014

After decades of entertaining the city, most jazz artists remain pension-less—but Justice for Jazz Artists wants to change that.

September 22, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how austerity hawks are in perpetual debt crisis mode, despite all evidence to the contrary.

September 22, 2014

Both the NFL and some domestic violence advocates do not like this argument. But it demands more exploration and study.

September 21, 2014

The Roosevelts pumps PBS ratings, but that doesn’t make the network any less centrist.

September 19, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014