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A sit-in at the university highlights the gulf between a great educational institution and the unconscionable working conditions many of its employees experience there.

A grassroots movement for immigrant legalization is gathering strength.

Prevention and treatment require a focus on overall health and development.

A parody of Gone With the Wind has run into legal trouble: too revealing of the real nature of slavery?

With NAFTA as an ugly precedent, the proposed trade pact is generating serious opposition from a number of social and economic sources.

A campaign to help sick people in need of unaffordable medicines is clashing with forces in the global pharmaceutical industry.

The death penalty needs to be thought through by liberals, and its acceptance or rejection cannot be á la carte.

The former FCC chairman says he's bitter about the effective dismantling of his low-power radio plan. Under his successor, such an idea won't even get raised.

Studies on the effects of childcare on the young are colored by researchers' views about educated women who go to work.

The departure of Tavis Smiley leaves a hole in the programming calendar of BET, but that's only part of the problem.

Blogs

The 2012 NBA finals presents more than a match up of two young, exciting, athletic teams. They present a rooting political litmus test.

June 11, 2012

How dress codes discriminate against women.

June 8, 2012

More than 2,000 former players claim the NFL concealed knowledge about the long-term damage caused by concussions. 

June 8, 2012

Eric on the Times review of The Cause and Reed on Charles Lane's particular style of punditry.

June 8, 2012

Teachers in Louisiana have found themselves on the frontlines of austerity.

June 7, 2012

Our high schools are failing to prepare young people for an unforgiving economy.

June 6, 2012

The entertaining, unserious former candidate has found his true calling. Ironically, he replaces an unreconstructed racist. 

June 4, 2012

More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.

June 4, 2012

When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympics, they were called “black skinned stormtroopers” by a young journalist named Brent Musburger. It's past time for an apology.

June 4, 2012

“Our test,” explains a Romney aide, “is to substitute ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ ” for articles about a candidate's religion.

June 1, 2012