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A new generation of civil rights activists depends on a free Internet.

In the early part of the twentieth century, women’s creative talent was far more widely recognized and valued in the filmmaking community.

A critical lack of affordable housing is turning overpriced motels into long-term shelter.

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1865 to 1919.

James Baldwin

Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.

Sydney hostage crisis

There’s only one problem with the rising crescendo of alarm about lone wolves: most of it simply isn’t true.

Billy Graham after discussing juvenile crime New York City 1957

Billy Graham’s innocuous blend of showmanship and salvation.

Eric Foner (EdX Channel/ YouTube)

“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”

Blogs

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

“Whatever [Israel’s] reasons for postponing a termination date on the occupation,” The Nation observed, “the sooner it sets one the better.”

March 26, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

The Nation, oddly, didn't take notice of the fire until a year later.

March 25, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

When Chris Borland was trying to figure out his future, he spoke to an old school NFL rebel.

March 24, 2015