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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.


Muslim Public Affairs Council argues that: "NPR's decision to fire Williams was a poor decision with poor timing." It also argues that FOX's hiring of Williams with a 3-year contract and a substantial pay increase is "grossly opportunistic and offensive."

October 22, 2010

Another round-up of pro and con comments.

October 22, 2010

Big wikileak coming, NPR in the tank, Clarence Thomas fail, and more

October 22, 2010

 A look into the media storm around NPR firing Juan Williams for his controversial comments about Muslims

October 21, 2010

Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the first African-American surgeon general of the US, and she's come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. We spoke to her about that, about Christine O'Donnell's thoughts on masturbation, and about the fight for healthcare.

October 20, 2010

Taliban in talks, Anita Hill asked for apology, fun videos.

October 20, 2010

 Who was really behind those quotes on the politics of racial polarization?

October 20, 2010

Fighting for the labor rights of undocumented workers will improve the working conditions for all Americans, argues Isabel Macdonald in the Guardian.

October 19, 2010

Debates about bonuses, endowments, and financial aid is not one of numbers and budgets—but of values.

October 19, 2010