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The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

Research assistance was provided by the Elections 2000 Fund of the Nation Institute.

This spring the topic of antitrust returned to the headlines after a long absence as the government pursued and won (for the time being) its case against Microsoft and, in a more muted way, as Ti

I start to worry whenever the Wall Street Journal editorial page cites theliberalNewRepublic for support.

This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).

The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has said a lot of hurtful and irresponsible things on the radio during her many years as a right-wing religious "therapist" and yenta.

This article is part of the Haywood Burns Community Activist Journalism series.

"You have no idea how much love I got for this," says David Jamil Muhammad, referring to his role as a student organizer of "Hip-Hop Generation--Hip-Hop as a Movement." The conference was held Ap

After a century of repressing or deriding Woman as a symbol of beauty, high culture in the West has suddenly gone over.

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Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

For starters, they can lay off of the racism.

January 2, 2012

Unless we boycott sham amateurism and indentured servitude masquerading as sport, we will never reclaim sports.

December 31, 2011

Why gendered toys really matter: they influence the careers kids choose later on.

December 30, 2011

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Lee Evans has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He needs our help.

December 24, 2011

 Reed on fact-checking in the new, old-fashioned way, and the mail.

December 22, 2011

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

The NFL’s reaction to Tebow’s Christianity has confirmed the hypocrisy of the league’s right-wing politics.

December 19, 2011