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Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell needs to explain his participation in several sordid episodes of the United States' past.

Capital punishment will be one of the defining issues of the coming year.

Christians are drifting away in their support of the death penalty.

Bush v. Gore may have superficially resolved a short-run political crisis, but it has triggered a deep intellectual crisis.

The governor issued a moratorium on executions in Illinois a year ago, after investigative-reporting students and their professor saved an innocent man from the death chamber.

We shall see very little of the charmingly simian George W. Bush—the military—Cheney, Powell et al.--will be calling the tune, and the whole nation will be on constant alert.

Abolishing the Electoral College is one way the Florida fiasco could be addressed.

Chris Kraus reviews Cool for You, by Eileen Myles.

Blogs

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Now that Obama has asked for nearly $4 billion to help kick the kids out more quickly, Republicans don’t want to pony up the money.

July 10, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

Lee Fang and Chris Hayes discuss the true motivation behind anti-pot campaigns. 

July 9, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

Everyone will remember the score of yesterday’s game. But will they remember the numbers of Brazilians that FIFA has displaced and disenfranchised?

July 9, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 

July 8, 2014

The Department of Education has never sanctioned a school for sexual-assault related violations. It’s time to change that.

July 8, 2014