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The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

The whole sad, messy world was on Code Orange alert on the day I left
for England.

Poor Endy Chávez, outfielder for the Navegantes del Magallanes,
one of Venezuela's big baseball teams. Every time he comes up to bat,
the local TV sportscasters start in with the jokes.

A clever new wave of feminist antiwar activism manages to avoid old clichés.

After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

This article is based on a report originally produced for National
Public Radio's On the Media.

Suddenly, there are serious discussions about the danger of monopoly power.

In 1992 Congress passed a law designed to increase the diversity of
television programming and to amplify traditionally underrepresented
voices.

Blogs

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

"The bonus march must be considered simply a minor manifestation of the unrest spreading through the country."

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

The future of the planned FIFA vote on Israeli soccer’s future may be in peril but it may have received an unexpected boost.

May 28, 2015

“Politically, the Africans are becoming more conscious of their own rights and wrongs. They are not wholly ignorant of the fact that world opinion is on their side.”

May 28, 2015

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.

May 27, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

"It may well be that she has made a real contribution to our salvation."

May 27, 2015