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America's enemies are not uniquely 'evil,' and it's naive to think of them as such.

Chelsea Clinton bristles at the antiwar movement while she attends Oxford.

Transgender activists may force us to rethink basic assumptions about sex.

Even stalwart liberals are knuckling under to the security state in the wake of September 11.

The Justice Department under John Ashcroft is alienating allies in the 'war on terror.'

Embattled campus activists hone their message about the crisis in Afghanistan.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.

Moral concern begins with the local, but shouldn't stop there.

Laura Bush might put on a good face for women's rights in Afghanistan, but her husband's handwork works against women in other places.

Blogs

An American MA student, of Pakistani descent, was flagged by a Southwest Airlines crew member as “suspicious” and kicked off the plane, all for saying "I've got to go."

April 18, 2011

Few versions of "Taxman" to mark Tax Day.

April 18, 2011

Barry Bonds now faces ten years in prison after a trial that was an ugly, abhorrent farce. Witch hunt might be too kind a word.

April 13, 2011

After Glenn Greenwald's appearance on The Colbert Report last night, Mitchell revisits Stephen Colbert’s interview with Julian Assange last April.

April 12, 2011

More than 200 Bahraini athletes—all Shi’a Muslims—have been suspended or detained for taking part in anti-government protests.

April 11, 2011

The federal investigation of Yale’s sexual climate will hopefully send a message to all universities and university students that rape will no longer be tolerated or excused. Even if the woman knew her attacker, even if the details are hazy, even if she had sex with him before: rape is rape is rape.

April 11, 2011

A tale of journalistic cowardice.

April 10, 2011

Planned Parenthood gets no federal money to provide abortion care. So why does the media keep claiming the looming government shutdown is about “abortion”?

April 8, 2011

Do Republicans really think they will prevent abortions by defunding Planned Parenthood?

April 7, 2011

Wisconsin's recent Supreme Court election should be a lesson for states across the country—and for the White House.

April 7, 2011