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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. 

Prison

How this country’s “tough on crime” ethos created a generation of graying inmates.

Democratic National Convention

Rather than honoring their “valor” and “heroism,” we should prevent them from killing and dying in pointless wars.

Arun Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson on nonviolence, his grandfather’s legacy and activism from Hong Kong to Ferguson.

Bill Maher

What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?

Salt Lake City’s Housing First initiative has reduced chronic homelessness by 72 percent. Now other cities are giving it a try.

Kailash Satyarthi

The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.

Blogs

From New York to Ferguson to Santa Cruz, a generation rises.

November 24, 2014

The death of four-time mayor Marion Barry sent shockwaves through the District.

November 23, 2014

Are some Fox hosts going soft on immigration?

November 21, 2014

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014

Advocates pushing to expand My Brother's Keeper say it’s good to see their concerns acknowledged and keep their eyes on next steps.

November 21, 2014

Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014