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How can women be equal before Islamic law, according to which they are unequal?

Feminists for Life fails to acknowledge women as moral agents. And in that sense, they aren't feminists at all.

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

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

In his latest album, Bruce Springsteen reaches for the
Good Book.

People who believe in academic freedom should denounce CUNY's treatment of an atheist professor.

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

Forget common ground--it's time to divide up the country.

I never thought I would miss unfair, infuriating, over-the-top Andrea Dworkin.

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This week's Altercation includes reviews of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's tributes to music icons and the darkly comedic Broadway hit Hand To God.

April 23, 2015

The best live shows, audiobooks and Eric's funeral playlist: it's all inside today's Altercation.

April 14, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

"Everybody thought everybody was fooling everybody. And both of us were probably right to a certain extent, everybody was fooling each of us."

March 19, 2015

The best TV shows, albums and concerts: it's all inside today's Altercation.

March 12, 2015

The ’60s crooner was a pioneer for women’s and LGBT rights in the entertainment industry and for social justice everywhere.

February 19, 2015

Eric Alterman on 2014's best music, concerts and the year of the box set.

January 22, 2015

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how, from Bill Cosby’s victims to drone strikes, the media refuse to protect the powerless.

December 2, 2014

Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.

November 17, 2014

The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

November 10, 2014