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In Canada, Maude Barlow gave a stirring speech criticizing the free-trade agenda of the Summit of the Americas.

The New York Times could benefit from having an in-house arbitrator.

For many indigent defendants, the right to a lawyer doesn't mean much.

The stage is set for a showdown over the fate of undocumented workers.

Charging people with a "hate crime" when their crime is essentially some type of assault is a troubling trend.

Feminist anthropology fights for public voice in a new era.

President Bush's power to appoint judges is one he hardly deserves because of the way he achieved his office.

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.

Blogs

Pepe le Pew meets Michelle.

May 27, 2011

It was a bad week for a good man, but the MSNBC host will be back to give voice to working men and women.

May 26, 2011

New statistics on US crime released by the FBI reveal that crime has dropped significantly over the past few years while prison populations have exploded, putting huge strains on state budgets.

May 26, 2011

Eric on Chomsky's dishonesty and Reed Richardson on Paul Ryan's medicare debacle.

May 26, 2011

How the media frenzy obliterated the presumption of innocence and relentlessly impugned both Strauss-Kahn and his accuser in vulgar stereotypes.

May 24, 2011

Joakim Noah's use of an anti-gay slur continues a discussion that NBA officialdom appears to loathe having.

May 24, 2011

Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty often shies away from discussing his views on abortion, but they are clearly deeply held—and very radical. 

May 24, 2011

Facing a shortage of lethal injection drugs, some death penalty states have begun switching up the drug cocktail used in executions—but is this experimentation legal?

May 24, 2011

Three former teammates have testified that they saw the cyclist take performance-enhancing drugs, but the fans Armstrong has built through his support for cancer research are loyal and will stick with him.

May 24, 2011

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the country in response to unemployment, the rising cost of living, inadequate delivery of services and state repression under a president who has been in power for 24 years.

May 23, 2011