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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

Though complicated by controversy, a weekend in Los Angeles with thirty domestic workers underscores the power of Hollywood to propel social change. 

February 27, 2012

Jock for Justice Joseph Williams is putting his health on the line for a cause in which he deeply believes.

February 27, 2012

How does the movie The Help "photoshop" American history?

February 27, 2012

WikiLeaks has released millions of e-mails from the global security think tank Stratfor.

February 26, 2012

UVA football player Joseph Wiliams is on a hunger strike so campus workers can get a living wage. As you can read, he has the politics and depth to back up his concerns.

February 25, 2012

This week, the GOP’s continued war on women's health. Plus, guest-blogger Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto begins writing for us with a post on anti-immigration racial animus and the Latino vote in 2012. Also, an update on our lawsuit challenging the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

February 24, 2012

Bill Gates and Wendy Kopp agree: the volatile data reports unfairly shame teachers.

February 24, 2012

The New York congressman will have more hearings on Muslim radicalization in America, despite statistics that show a waning threat. 

February 24, 2012

Alter-Reviews and Reed Richardson zeros in on the flip-flop blogging of the Washington Post's Jenifer Rubin.

February 24, 2012

More than a decade after Congress passed the PATRIOT Act, its varied implications are still unraveling.

February 24, 2012