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Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Bill de Blasio

The case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan does not actually require copious amounts of data on long-term educational outcomes.

Putin

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Ronald Dworkin

How did an essential figure in the modern revival of liberal political philosophy end up pondering issues of theology?

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

A biography by Gabriel Sherman clarifies the Fox impresario’s role in his network’s deceptions.

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

Blogs

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014

The recent Brazilian marine invasion of a favela, and the way the invasion was covered, raises serious concerns.

March 30, 2014

This week: the interns introduce their picks in verse.

March 30, 2014

I was the editor of Editor & Publisher then and we raised many questions about the dangers of this from the start, with Joe Galloway, Sydney Schanberg and others sounding alarms. But few others did the same.

March 30, 2014

As he once wrote of history itself, Jonathan was “no respecter of conventional wisdom.”

March 29, 2014

{Young}ist aims to show millennials as a thriving, capable, growing network of youth fighting for a more just world.

March 28, 2014

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014

Transparency and civil rights advocates win two victories in a growing battle over anonymous suppliers.

March 27, 2014

The other investigations proceed, but Randy Mastro releases a 300-page report saying Christie is not guilty.

March 27, 2014