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Internet protest

The commissioners are considering rules that would allow telecom giants to control it with “pay to play” schemes.

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Vanishing ice cap

Why do ideologues who would leave the country vulnerable to catastrophe enjoy prestigious posts in journalism?

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.


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


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.


Newest pieces, women complaining about the attention given to Jonathan Franzen, some book and DVD recommendations and the latest mail.

September 9, 2010

Why are 20-somethings taking longer to grow up, no longer following the traditional timetable of adulthood?

September 8, 2010

By any measure this country is in an ugly mood. Double-digit unemployment and a growing sense that the environment, economy, and empire are heading south, has Americans walking with a stoop and a scowl. We have seen this mood become a temper-tantrum in the world of sports.

September 7, 2010

On the anniversary of Ted Kennedy's death, a return to New Orleans and the nature of male/female criticism of film and rock.

September 3, 2010

A group of Milwaukee activists asked Bud Selig why the 2011 All-Star Game was going to be played in Arizona. The answer issued by his public relaions firm needs to be read to be believed.

September 2, 2010

Pet peeves about journalism, the New York Times's new public editor and some responses to "All Apologies."

September 2, 2010