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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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Anti-hunger activists explain why cutting food stamps is going to hurt kids.

October 3, 2010

A new report by Mayors Against Illegal Guns debunks the idea that more guns lead to less crime.

October 3, 2010

Two of the Tea Party’s most recognizable leaders huddled to assess their progress and parry criticism in an unusual conversation in Manhattan this weekend.

October 2, 2010

A house bill was passed in Arizona last spring banning ethnic studies classes like African American history and Chicano studies. This week, students and teachers across the country are holding a week of events in support of multicultural education.

October 1, 2010

With more men than women supporting Sarah Palin, who really benefits from the GOP's 'Year of The Conservative Woman'?

October 1, 2010

Despite what McCain thinks, the US military doesn't always do things according to official policy. Stephen Colbert knows that, and so does Jeremy Scahill.

October 1, 2010

Rouse and Rahm, Gaza flotilla raid exposed, more Paladino madness, DADT mocked.

October 1, 2010

Poor farmers, stupid Americans and lying politicians.

September 30, 2010

Linda McMahon says she is running for the US Senate from Connecticut because she wants to "put people first." Those people clearly don't include the people who made her a billionaire; the wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment.

September 30, 2010

Your Thursday, September 30 guide to the most important hits and misses throughout politics and the media, plus some humor and a daily music pick.

September 30, 2010