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International Community High School students rally outside City Hall

High school students and teachers are embracing civil disobedience—and learning the repercussions.

How J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid view of literature led him to target African-American writers.

(Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center via AP)

I have a sentimental attachment to journals of political satire as unique and effective instruments of criticism.

(Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

The French magazine is blasphemous—and isn’t that an honorable thing to be?

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney (AP/Alex Brandon)

The criminal-justice system is set up never to jail police. Could restorative justice serve communities better?

 
I am Charlie

A more apt comparison would be between the surviving staff of the satirical magazine and the brave abortion providers who carried on after the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

NYPD detain a protester

From Ferguson to Baltimore, the message is clear: protest at your peril.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The fallout from the Edward Snowden fiasco wasn’t just political—it was largely economic.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In 1950, Baltimore was the sixth-most-populous city in the country. Today, it is 26th, and its remaining poor black residents are cut off from their more affluent neighbors.

There’s a world of urgent discourse beyond Dyson, West, and Gates.

Blogs

The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.

June 1, 2015

“Perhaps the best thing about it all is that Miss Keller has come through to middle age a liberal in spirit. The injustices of our society weigh heavily upon her.”

June 1, 2015

In a twist worthy of le Carré, Deep Throat was assigned the mission of unearthing—and stopping—Deep Throat.

May 31, 2015

"Like the Jews of Harlem or the Asians of East Africa or the Chinese of Southeast Asia, the Ibos were the prominent outsiders in the economic life of the dominant population and, like the others, they were hated."

May 30, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

Sepp Blatter's unreconstructed sexism is a slap in the face to everyone who supports women's soccer.

May 29, 2015

"The bonus march must be considered simply a minor manifestation of the unrest spreading through the country."

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

The future of the planned FIFA vote on Israeli soccer’s future may be in peril but it may have received an unexpected boost.

May 28, 2015