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Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.
International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy.
The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.
After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.
At Harvard, as elsewhere, students battle the banality of racism by turning insult into art.
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.
At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.
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.
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