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This book makes a good case for racism--the word, not the ideology. What
necessitated a defense?

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist
John Money was offered a case he couldn't refuse.

A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty
Friedan's formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in
the 1940s.

Democrats, faced with Scalia and Thomas clones, are finally saying: Ideology matters.

Shannon O'Brien had advantages going into the campaign for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts. As the state
treasurer, she'd won a statewide race.

I saw a puzzling banner on the door of a restaurant the other day. It
was a flag flanked by two aphorisms: God bless America and America bless
God.

Legendary New York Times obit writer Alden Whitman once observed,
"Death, the cliché assures us, is the great leveler; but it
obviously levels some a great deal more than others."

That the abused child will defend its parent is no arcane phenomenon of child psychology--hell, we've seen it on Law and Order.

The Indian state is criminally culpable for the murder of Muslims in Gujarat.

Blogs

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—has little to say.

May 22, 2015

"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

“Boy, what you got to smile about? You in jail, you know.” “Sheriff,” he answered, “you just wouldn’t understand. I’m smiling because I’m free.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

In this week's Altercation Eric honors the completion of the AMC's hit show Mad Men.

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

"A marvelous achievement was accomplished in a faultless manner by a young American who embodies within himself the finest American characteristics."

May 20, 2015

Who could have predicted that Brazil’s World Cup buildup would have disastrous results—other than everyone not financially vested in its success?

May 19, 2015