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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

Hundreds of activists from ACT UP, Occupy Wall Street and housing rights groups took to the streets Wednesday to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of ACT UP.

April 26, 2012

As the Budget Committee chairman delivers a major address at a Catholic university, Jesuits say, "your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

April 26, 2012

Mitt’s opponents say he won only because he outspends everyone. It’s not that simple. 

April 25, 2012

Murdoch minor may just about stay out of jail by claiming to be an idiot—an option not available to his father, who begins two days of testimony tomorrow morning.

April 24, 2012

Mexican immigrant Anastasio Hernández Rojas was surrounded and brutally beaten by more than a dozen border patrol officials.

April 24, 2012

Has an anti-choice group secretly videotaped “patients” asking about sex-selective abortion?

April 24, 2012

An ugly elbow has shown NBA player Metta World Peace that his playing future is in doubt, despite past good works.

April 23, 2012

Does Arizona’s immigration law go too far?

April 23, 2012

Could this be the last time Big Oil has to pay for its mistakes? 

April 23, 2012

How did the media cover the 2012 primary campaign?

April 23, 2012