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Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Somaly Mam

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide chronicles the publication of secret NSA files that reshaped global conversations about government surveillance.

UCSB vigil

The struggle over the meaning of one man’s killing spree may prove to be a watershed moment in the history of feminism.

Graduates

Stories about Millennials’ character flaws aren’t just wrong; they’re cover for the real perpetrators of crimes against the future.

Computers

In case you hadn’t noticed, the nets of corporate and government phishing are in the water, already being drawn up around you.

Fox News

The mainstream and liberal press’s quixotic search for a ‘good’ conservative merely reinforces the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Robot

How treating smart programs as legal persons could change privacy as we know it.

Blogs

“Worse than Sarah Palin,” say the Brits. “Mitt the Twit.”

July 27, 2012

Rational marijuana policy isn’t about getting to smoke joints. It’s about civil rights.

July 27, 2012

Obama and Romney are taking now-familiar approaches on the difficult issue of the day: gun control. 

July 26, 2012

If you’re under the false impression that the world is falling into utter moral disrepair, turn your eyes toward Pompeii.

July 26, 2012

Was Sally Ride’s choice to stay private about sexual orientation a personal one? In a country increasingly fractured on equality, the personal unfortunately remains political.

July 25, 2012

The real story behind the most political, controversial, inspiring moment in Olympics, if not sports, history: the black gloved salute of  runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

July 25, 2012

If the US is committed to an AIDS-free generation, why is it excluding some of the most vulnerable communities?

July 25, 2012

A growing body of evidence suggests that, at least mentally, the line between James Holmes and a Muslim jihadist may not be too thick.

July 25, 2012

A 93-year-old woman who voted in every election for five decades will lose her right to vote this November. The question of constitutionality that presents goes before a judge tomorrow.

July 24, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012