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Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

I, Too, Am Harvard

At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

Sex worker

Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives. Basic labor rights will.

Blogs

Republican Governor Mary Fallin is defying a state Supreme Court order staying the executions of two men.

April 23, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

As the semester comes to a close, students are taking direct action against deportations, toxic investments and emergency management.

April 23, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014

All American patriots should have the right to bring their cows to the top of the Empire State Building.

April 23, 2014

Those of us who haven’t been paying enough attention to climate change can no longer take for granted that others will do the work. It’s time for all of us to show up.

April 22, 2014

My little green guilts.

April 22, 2014

It’s not like women’s rights or prison reform. There are too many people making money out of feeding our insatiable demand for more.

April 22, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014