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Trent Lott has grudgingly relinquished his grip on the Senate majority
leader post, but that doesn't mean that the Republican Party has purged
"the spirit of Jefferson Davis" that Lott famously

They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.

I went to a reception the other night to celebrate the efforts of a
group called the Innocence Project, which provides legal assistance to
prisoners for whom the technology of DNA testing may n

So onward into 2003 we go, amid INS roundups of Middle Easterners in
Southern California and the grand hunt for Saddam's "material breaches,"
which could be a song out of Gilbert and Sullivan.

I have a friend who is the only black person living in his luxury
cooperative building. A few years back, there was a
get-to-know-your-neighbor party.

Topic magazine is a kaleidoscopic new British literary review,
still in its infancy and edited by a bunch of precocious Cambridge
graduate students.

Fifteen years ago, rappers like Public Enemy, KRS-One and Queen Latifah
were received as heralds of a new movement.

Russell Simmons, known for decades as Rush to his friends, is of average
height and build for a man his age (45), with a cleanshaven face, bald
dome and light complexion.

In Hicksville, Long Island, on any given Sunday afternoon, pierced and
tattooed teenagers in black clothing gather to listen and watch as
groups of kids like themselves tear their fingertips on

The Chicago-based magazine Punk Planet--nominated for the past
two years in Utne Reader's Alternate Press Awards for "General
Excellence," along with such better-heeled competitio

Blogs

The military is still now allowing Manning to grow her hair like a female prisoner.

March 5, 2015

From Newark to New Orleans, youth rise for justice.

March 5, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015

Players, fans and the long-term success of MLS lose in the new collective bargaining agreement. It didn’t have to end this way.

March 5, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

“No revolutionary as independent-minded as she,” Vivian Gornick once wrote in The Nation, “could fail, come the revolution, to be denounced as a counterrevolutionary.”

March 5, 2015

Who benefits from a high school equivalency exam that judges nothing better than how well you'll do on the exam?

March 4, 2015