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Egypt vigil

Against Easy Stories

Facile explanations for the massacre must be resisted.

by Laila Lalami

In the wake of the Paris attacks, moral idiots play their predictable roles.
Posted Jan 14 2015 - 1:52pm
Public defenders know that the trouble with our justice system extends far beyond abusive policing.
Posted Jan 12 2015 - 8:15am
Is it really surprising that a figurehead of the party that seeks to deny healthcare to huge numbers of people of color, deport as many immigrants as possible, and strip away the right to vote once rubbed shoulders with white supremacists?
Posted Jan 14 2015 - 10:00am

News and Features

President Obama

Obama’s foreign policy may be lackluster—but at least it’s better than Bush’s “visionary” drive towards world dominion.

Cuomo and SIlver

A few simple rules could curtail the political favors that speaker Sheldon Silver is accused of making for profit.

The Capitol in Washington

No matter who wins the presidency, we can count on the re-election of two words: “more war.”

It’s time to start enforcing Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.