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FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Trayvon protest

Schools are resegregating, it’s getting harder to vote, too many are incarcerated—America is becoming more separate and less equal.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

ERA

We are witnessing a full-fledged war, not of the sexes, but of gender roles.

Classroom

Sixty years after Brown, whiter, wealthier communities are breaking away from racially and economically diverse school districts.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

Sandra Tsing Loh

Menopause isn’t “The Change,” she says. Instead, fertility is what’s unusual.

Monica Lewinsky

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

Blogs

An article in the Sunday Times fails to see our social and political framework in which its subjects’ life stories developed.

July 17, 2012

Protection of the elites by the elites has compromised our most important institutions. 

July 17, 2012

The success of a 14-year-old’s crusade against Photoshopping points toward a generation of young women armed with the right tools for real change.  

July 17, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Rape jokes that expose the cruelty of the act can be funny. Tosh’s wasn’t. 

July 16, 2012

The reaction on the right to the possibility of Condoleeza Rice as Romney’s running mate sent Mitt a clear message.  

July 15, 2012

It would bring vengeance without justice.

July 15, 2012

A reason to “go vote for the other guy.”

July 14, 2012

 Eric on David Johansen, Nora Ephron and Woodie Guthrie. Reed on Louie CK.

July 13, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012