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How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

“I realized that…the most likely outcome of returning this information to public hands would be that I would spend the rest of my life in prison. I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do.”

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez’s vision of racial mixing as New World destiny.

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

Blogs

The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.

June 18, 2012

The Oklahoma City Thunder are a stolen franchise. Here’s hoping Seattle remembers why they left.

June 15, 2012

What does reporting on voting rights mean at a time when a person's race, gender and class still determines if they'll be targeted for voter suppression?

June 15, 2012

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012

On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.

June 14, 2012

Earlier this year, an AP investigation revealed the NYPD surveillance of NYU's Islamic community, causing an uproar on campus and a demand that the university president denounce the operation.

June 14, 2012

North Dakota voters soundly reject a proposal to tear down the wall of separation between church and state. In so doing, they confirm popular distaste for the right-wing strategy of trying to stir religious fears.

June 13, 2012

On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

Mitt's Tuesday speech laid out his plans to replace Obamacare—but would only worsen the lack of insurance and market distortion that preceded it. 

June 12, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012