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1. It is morally reprehensible to take a life, and it is especially reprehensible for the state to do so.

Among the obscenities accumulating in the political atmosphere, the most
disgusting may be Trent Lott.

It seemed like a straightforward invitation. Dinner at an upscale uptown
restaurant, sponsored by a drug company, where the topic was to be
financial planning.

When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury,
Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges,
lawyers and witnesses.

When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

Last year marked the "twentieth anniversary" of AIDS, a grim occasion, to say the least, that put major US newspapers in an unenviable predicament.

Annals of Higher Education: If recent events at Stanford and Harvard are
any indication, the past decade's earnest debates over "political
correctness" are over, replaced by roughshod policing

The war between religious fanaticism and secular modernity is fought
over women's bodies.

The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and
generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and
profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks

Blogs

The Tennessee governor’s budget will subsidize students’ college tuition with cuts to college workers’ benefits.

March 6, 2015

We need decriminalization, not just data.

March 6, 2015

"Georgia O’Keeffe has never allowed her life to be one thing and her painting another," wrote a Nation journalist in 1927.

March 6, 2015

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