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The Quiet American, which recently opened for a two-week run in a
couple of theaters in New York and Los Angeles, illustrates just how far
Hollywood self-censorship has gone in the year

Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Mumia's Appeal

After decades of legal and political maneuvering, the twenty-year-old
death-penalty case of black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is entering a
critical stage.

A new Defense Department spy office could politicize intelligence gathering.

Voters felt devalued and heard no message, so many of them stayed home.

Within the next decade, 30-40 percent of current public school teachers
in the United States will retire, opening up more than 700,000 teaching
positions.

Is our public health system ready?

With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
are grim.

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

Blogs

Sepp Blatter’s reign of error is over. But speculation about his and FIFA’s future has just begun.

June 2, 2015

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

A conversation about building an inclusive movement, the importance of identity, and how to shift the narrative of justice away from jailing killer cops.

June 2, 2015

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 2, 2015

"America is a reckless squanderer where small racial units are concerned, and the cause of any Indian race seems a priori a lost cause."

June 2, 2015

The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.

June 1, 2015

“Perhaps the best thing about it all is that Miss Keller has come through to middle age a liberal in spirit. The injustices of our society weigh heavily upon her.”

June 1, 2015

In a twist worthy of le Carré, Deep Throat was assigned the mission of unearthing—and stopping—Deep Throat.

May 31, 2015

"Like the Jews of Harlem or the Asians of East Africa or the Chinese of Southeast Asia, the Ibos were the prominent outsiders in the economic life of the dominant population and, like the others, they were hated."

May 30, 2015

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

May 29, 2015