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Sandra Tsing Loh

Menopause isn’t “The Change,” she says. Instead, fertility is what’s unusual.

Monica Lewinsky

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

We don’t know where sexualized violence falls in the terrible hierarchy of damage from this conflict, but we know it’s happening—and it’s important to gather evidence now.

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

New York Public Library

After public outcry, the library’s $300 million project to demolish stacks and sell off branch libraries has collapsed.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

Maureen Dowd

Critics like Maureen Dowd of the Times live in an Oz-like dream world.

Blogs

Just a day after his son was killed, Richard Martinez asked people across the country to send postcards to their elected representatives with the simple phrase “Not one more.”

June 4, 2014

It was nice to see Jake Tapper hit Senator John McCain on this. 

June 4, 2014

“Far too often trans women don’t have justice,” transgender television star Laverne Cox tells The Nation. “I’m obviously not one for locking people up, but we need some justice.”

June 3, 2014

Unsurprisingly, men’s rights advocates learned nothing from the Isla Vista shooting.

June 3, 2014

US Customs and Border Protection revised its use-of-force guidelines to comply with recommendations from an independent report.

June 2, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014

For the first time in its eighty-six-year existence, the Palestinian national team has qualified for a major international tournament. 

June 2, 2014

If there’s one thing netizens love to do it is to express themselves, so please flood the FCC with your comments.

June 2, 2014

This week: nerdfighters, mansplainers, and defenders of the Internet.

June 1, 2014