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ERA

We are witnessing a full-fledged war, not of the sexes, but of gender roles.

Classroom

Sixty years after Brown, whiter, wealthier communities are breaking away from racially and economically diverse school districts.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

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.

Blogs

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

An insurance giant battles the Internet.

August 16, 2012

For all his talk of being guided by the libertarian philosopher, his record is weak on individual freedom. 

August 15, 2012

A Pennsylvania Republican judge refuses to block the state's unjust, unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID law.

August 15, 2012

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

Now that the Olympics are done, austerity is back on the agenda in the United Kingdom.

August 14, 2012

Political disagreement hurts most when it hits close to home.

August 13, 2012

Where Mitt Romney has been vague, Paul Ryan has long been very specific about his support for policies that take a disproportionate toll on women.

August 13, 2012

Why Paul Ryan wants to cut $5 trillion in federal spending over the next decade.

August 13, 2012