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Hobby Lobby

How the reckless Hobby Lobby decision has excited the imagination of the right wing.

The scientific race toward “precision medicine” is shifting the ethical foundations of public health.

#BlackLivesMatter demonstration

Minorities confront prejudice and barriers to success in almost every aspect of their lives, but right-wing pundits prefer to blame the victims and the welfare state.

When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.

Pro-choice demonstrators in Dublin

New “exceptions” to the country’s total ban on abortion are worthless in practice.

The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights.

Lili White God

War between men and dogs looms in the Budapest of White God; Ethan Hawke pays homage to New York City’s greatest piano teacher in Seymour: An Introduction.

The opening ceremony for the Center for Workforce Innovation

Richmond, Virginia, is the eleventh-most-unequal big city in the country; its leaders finally want to change that.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On women who refused to live in silence and be consigned to oblivion.

Blogs

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I'm starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancellation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

“Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove,” a Nation critic once observed. “It’s like a brief return to paradise.”

May 3, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 2, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

If you want to understand what is happening in Baltimore, listen to Makayla Gilliam-Price and learn about her family.

May 1, 2015