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The social safety net has become frayed because of welfare "reform."

Opinion journalism is pushing the conversation about war to the right.

Attorney General John Ashcroft misunderstands Robert Kennedy's legacy--and my book.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

Will the Homeland Security chief be an effective overseer or another spinner?

Be wary when pundits talk of 'The Street.'

The White House has learned from the past—from the conflicts in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Balkans—how to ensure an acquiescent press.

War tropes abound once again during our war on terrorism, but this ain't the USA of yesteryear.

On October 26, President Bush signed into law an antiterrorism package dismantling many privacy protections that Americans had long taken for granted.

Blogs

The Nation’s Chris Hayes says that taking away Planned Parenthood's funding will only deny millions of women vital reproductive care. The Daily Show’s Kristen Schaal says that may not be enough for right-wingers.

February 24, 2011

GOP extremism could soon force another government shutdown. Here's how Democrats should react.

February 24, 2011

The next leader to be toppled will fall because of the desire of students and youth to win a better future.

February 23, 2011

The US Basketball Writers Association just named men’s player Arsalan Kazemi of Rice and women’s player Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir of Memphis as the co-winners of their “most courageous award.” They are being recognized explicitly and specifically for the Islamophobia and bigotry they’ve chosen to challenge and overcome.

February 23, 2011

What has become clear to the protesters over the last week is that, beyond an assault on unions, Walker’s bill is part of a wider attack on working families and public education.

February 21, 2011

Already multiple Packers have decided to stand with the protesters gathered in Madison. Yet none of the Packers who’ve spoken out have had the profile, respect, or cultural currency of the latest member of the team to stand strong with Wisconsin’s working families: Charles Woodson.

February 20, 2011

There are many indications that Aaron Rodgers supports the protesters in Wisconsin. But at this critical moment we need more than indications.

February 19, 2011

As a society we’ve yet to disarm rapists—or rape.

February 17, 2011

Why the NFL's labor dispute should matter to you.

February 17, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker is learning the hard way: you can't praise the Green Bay Packers on a Monday and threaten workers on Tuesday, and expect the Pack to be silent.

February 16, 2011