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Campus

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

Robot

How treating smart programs as legal persons could change privacy as we know it.

UKIP

Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Northwest Detention Center

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

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

Blogs

Advocates are pleading Obama to suspend the deportations of those who would gain status under a new immigration bill.

May 13, 2013

The question we are avoiding: Is the right to bear arms worth all the death?

May 10, 2013

Two Guatemalan immigrants apparently commited suicide just two days apart at an Arizona detention center. Some are wondering if their deaths were hate crimes.

May 9, 2013

Meanwhile, Republicans oppose green cards for same-sex couples.

May 8, 2013

The former Black Panther has become the first woman placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and reminds us that the struggle for freedom is far from over. 

May 7, 2013

The state’s recent legislation turns its gun-buyback program into a recycling initiative and underscores the necessity for federal action. 

May 2, 2013

An aggressive, racially charged stop-and-frisk captured on audio helped raise the debate about the police tactic.

May 2, 2013

We can’t let our discomfort with teen sex trump young people’s right to reproductive health.

May 1, 2013

The interactive La Ruta dramatizes an experience that many immigrants know too well—and senators could learn from.

April 30, 2013

The New York Times columnist chastises President Obama for his failure to deal with other pols, ignoring the huge flaws of a system based on silent filibusters and fundraisers.

April 25, 2013