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Robot

How treating smart programs as legal persons could change privacy as we know it.

Booker and Zuckerberg

The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.

UKIP

Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Muslim students

A new report documents incidents of bigotry and suggests fighting bad speech with counter speech.

Blogs

Aside from being a celebration of xenophobia and misogyny, the Oscars also failed to pay tribute to Lupe Ontiveros and Russell Means.

February 25, 2013

Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the best documentary choice, wrote hard-hitting folk songs, including several that became anthems for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

February 25, 2013

Royce White is a National Basketball Association first round draft pick, an advocate for players’ mental health and, much to the NBA’s chagrin, a lucid critic of capitalism.

February 25, 2013

The Academy Awards this year were supposed to be “political.” A reminder of a time when that word really meant something.

February 25, 2013

A progressive group’s message reminds viewers that the Kentucky senator is taking money from the industry.

February 25, 2013

Recent outbursts of student activism are raising hopes for the emergence of a Russian student movement on the heels of the mass political protests of 2011–12.

February 22, 2013

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

The existing portions of the Keystone pipeline saw fourteen spills in its first year of operation, and extending it across the entire country would pose a huge public health hazard.

February 22, 2013

Janitors say they’re prepared to walk off the job to protest unsafe conditions and illegal retaliation.

February 22, 2013

The arrest of a Sovereign Citizens Movement sympathizer points to the rise of militia groups with access to weapons.

February 22, 2013