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Somaly Mam

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide chronicles the publication of secret NSA files that reshaped global conversations about government surveillance.

UCSB vigil

The struggle over the meaning of one man’s killing spree may prove to be a watershed moment in the history of feminism.

Graduates

Stories about Millennials’ character flaws aren’t just wrong; they’re cover for the real perpetrators of crimes against the future.

Computers

In case you hadn’t noticed, the nets of corporate and government phishing are in the water, already being drawn up around you.

Fox News

The mainstream and liberal press’s quixotic search for a ‘good’ conservative merely reinforces the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Robot

How treating smart programs as legal persons could change privacy as we know it.

Booker and Zuckerberg

The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.

Blogs

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014

It’s business as usual for police to kill black people. So why did Michael Brown’s death elicit such a strong reaction?

August 20, 2014

Protesters share many residents’ opinion that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch harbors a pro-police bias.

August 19, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014

Officer Friendly, is it Halloween already?

August 19, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, shed light on the increasing militarization of the police in the United States.

August 19, 2014

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.

August 18, 2014

The streets of Ferguson are not safe for those who would report the chaos. 

August 18, 2014

Fighting racism, sexism and anti-LGBT bigotry is not a distraction from building a united struggle but a precondition for building a united struggle.

August 18, 2014