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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.

Noncitizens in the United States face an increasingly harsh Ashcroft-run Justice Department.

As world leaders convened at the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the UN in early November, the main topic of discussion was the fight against terrorism.

Anthrax scare reveals racial denial: workers on Capitol Hill are evacuated and given protective drugs while exposed postal workers, most of them black, are forgotten.

George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

Blogs

Over a thousand feminists gathered at SlutWalk NYC on Saturday to protest victim-blaming. Will the world get the message?

October 3, 2011

South Korea is turning away from a testing-obsessed educational culture just as the United States is doubling down on test-focused reforms.

September 30, 2011

 The next execution set for the US:  Marcus Ray Johnson, next Wednesday in Georgia. Will progressives sit this one out, as well? 

September 30, 2011

Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

 Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

Alterman is off, Reed dispenses on bad-news muffins.

September 29, 2011

The Republican base is just as likely to be outraged by a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. 

September 28, 2011

The execution is drawing added interest as a kind of “test” of a new execution “cocktail” of chemicals.

September 28, 2011

Young people may feel helpless about the corporatocracy, but they have the potential to overcome many barriers.

September 27, 2011

At the Labour Party conference, a whiff of Hollywood glamor helps Britain's anti-hacking campaigners keep their spirits up—and MPs on their toes.

September 27, 2011