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Union leaders weigh in on the future of the AFL-CIO.

Should pro-choicers just give up and let Roe go?

By engaging the marriage debate only in terms of "gay rights," progressives have put themselves in a losing position.

Reframing abortion takes the issue out of its real-life context, which is the experience of women.

As its July convention approaches, the AFL-CIO is on the brink of a major break-up.

The Kansas senator has been grandstanding for the right for years, and now he has his sights set on the White House.

Thanks to the wonders of reproductive science, you too can have a virgin birth.

The pope has minimized priests' crimes while wagging a finger at gays.

In 1992, Tony Perkins violated his oath to uphold the law. Now he
lectures Democrats on the constitution.

Blogs

Pope Francis understands that the choice to confront the climate crisis now lies with the people.

July 1, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015