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He's not dead yet, but the spirit of Ronald Reagan is omnipresent these days, and nowhere is it more damnably profane than in politicians' relentless invocations of the Almighty.

We are entering, techno-boosters breathlessly proclaim, a "third industrial revolution," that of the "knowledge-based" or "new" economy.

With his recent speech on healthcare, Bill Bradley has moved the
worsening plight of the uninsured back into the spotlight.

Michael Kelly said all the right things upon being appointed to head the
142-year-old beacon of American letters, The Atlantic Monthly.

According to the 1996 welfare law, Gail Aska was a model recipient.

Wielding high-stakes tests, a noisy alliance of politicians, corporate CEOs and media pundits seems intent on standardizing education, proclaiming that every kid in America should march in lockst

After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

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"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting," writes Milan Kundera in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. But in the US media today, nothing is so priz

On September 19, as the UN peacekeeping force was deploying in the ashes of Dili, our correspondent Allan Nairn was deported from West Timor to Singapore.

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The beach is supposed to be a refuge for the children of Gaza. Now it is the scene of a war crime.

July 21, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the media’s coverage of climate change. 

July 21, 2014

We have ceded so much power to the police, and they brazenly flaunt it without fear of repercussion.

July 21, 2014

Here is a quick breakdown of the Senate vote on the Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which will alleviate more than $1.2 trillion of debt carried by 40 million. 

July 18, 2014

This week: Affirmative Action at UT Austin ruling, the labor market, and the truth about the immigration crisis. 

July 18, 2014

Dwight Howard and other NBA players are finding out that showing even token support for Palestinians comes with a price.

July 17, 2014

I’m wondering— what can’t be blamed on absent black fathers?

July 17, 2014

Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.

July 16, 2014

When protesters interrupted an interview with the Cheneys to call the former vice president a war criminal, C-SPAN’s feed mysteriously cut out. 

July 15, 2014