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Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen

The tangled web of affairs, accusations and legal battles that defined Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s relationship unfolded over three decades. 

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

If it’s not blocked, a single corporation will be able to dictate digital communications and media content for decades to come.

Blogs

How the college sports system exploits student-athletes while raking in billions.

March 19, 2012

Many women are staying in their jobs when children are first born but cutting back later on.

March 19, 2012

The beloved education theorist talks about Teach for America, the intelligence of poor children, and how her own work has been misinterpreted. 

March 19, 2012

Kansas State center Jamar Samuels was suspended by the NCAA for trying to “feed his family.”

March 19, 2012

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

Teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten discusses how Shanghai, Singapore and other nations are improving teaching without overemphasizing student testing. Is the Obama administration listening? 

March 16, 2012

One step forward, one step back: a mix of optimism and struggle.

March 16, 2012