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That was when the Bureau of Investigation—the forerunner of today’s FBI—first opened a file on the magazine.

Saba Ahmed

Last week Saba Ahmed became yet another Muslim punching bag for the right, who refuse to listen to her game-changing plan to fight extremism.

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.


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.


The world's shortest reviews and more reflections on the Obama presidency.

July 16, 2010

Eric Alterman on pushing for a progressive Presidency.  Plus: Colin Robinson takes on Amazon.

July 16, 2010

Responses to Eric's marathon Obama article and an open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu.

July 15, 2010

I'd like to get away with a crime, too. How great a writer do I have to be to have the Swiss government protect me?

July 15, 2010

Afghanistan death toll, Pual McCartney and Obama, Greenpeace and Vuvuzelas vs BP, the new "Daily Show" video, Steinbrenner and the Palins, much more.

July 15, 2010

Even after all the "lamestream media" coverage, new data shows Sarah Palin's "Mama Grizzlies" video was largely ignored by her supporters and watched mostly by consumers of traditional media.

July 14, 2010

If a federal investigation's good enough for New Orleans, how about Oakland too?

July 14, 2010