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Chuck Hagel

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Soldier in Israel

At long last, this may be the year Washington puts the brakes on Israeli settlement expansion into Palestinian lands. 

The Republican Convention

The formerly Grand Old Party’s cosmetic changes won’t win them the next election.

Rupert Murdoch

The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.

Brigham Young and unidentified woman, circa early 1850s

How the American Moses became America’s first spiritual manager in the wilderness of Scripture-infused capitalism.

A protester holds a picture of Savita Halappanavar

Her death is a warning: It could happen here.

Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

Zadie Smith

If you get to the top, only to find that the voice hounding you with charges of inauthenticity is your own, what then?

As we saw in this election, people of color can no longer be called "minorities." It's time to seize that power in the fight for true equality. 

Blogs

Dealing with the deaths of black youths is exhausting, but is the necessary work of undoing American racism. 

February 18, 2014

Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012 during a dispute over loud music. He was found guilty on three charges of attempted murder.

February 15, 2014

Penguin’s withdrawing and pulping The Hindus: An Alternative History is only the latest in a series of surrenders.

February 14, 2014

A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 

February 14, 2014

At age 27, I know I have a future. At 19, I didn’t.

February 11, 2014

The big guy upstairs picks sides in the Super Bowl. 

February 11, 2014

Shame on all of us for allowing Trayvon's life and death to be turned into a spectacle.

February 5, 2014

A rally for the young trans woman who was murdered in Harlem hoped to shed light on the world trans people navigate, full of hate and violence.

February 3, 2014

Trans activist Janet Mock appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss her memoir, Redefining Realness.

February 3, 2014

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014