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Police must be taught that the power entrusted to them is not theirs to use or abuse as they see fit.

Dr. Steven Salaita

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has a long way to go, but recent endorsements show it’s getting somewhere.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

Marilynne Robinson

The novelist offers an elegant answer to the question, “What is it to be human?”

In The Tyranny of the Meritocracy, Lani Guinier argues that the SATs have become “accurate reflectors of wealth and little else.”

PA President Mahmoud Abbas

It may seem like an obvious step, after joining the International Criminal Court. But the legal and political barriers are formidable.

Blogs

The military is still now allowing Manning to grow her hair like a female prisoner.

March 5, 2015

From Newark to New Orleans, youth rise for justice.

March 5, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015

Players, fans and the long-term success of MLS lose in the new collective bargaining agreement. It didn’t have to end this way.

March 5, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

“No revolutionary as independent-minded as she,” Vivian Gornick once wrote in The Nation, “could fail, come the revolution, to be denounced as a counterrevolutionary.”

March 5, 2015

Who benefits from a high school equivalency exam that judges nothing better than how well you'll do on the exam?

March 4, 2015