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As the youngest of five girls and two boys growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was raised to believe that if I worked hard, was a good person and always told the truth, the world would be my oyster

Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

Buchanan hints he's leaving.
The GOP says, "Stay!"
They fear that he'd be draining
The wacko vote away.

My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he'll bolt the Republic

They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc

Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

I think I'd rather not belong

At this point to the Falun Gong.

The exercises don't look easy,

And doing them might make me queasy

Organizing the Hip-Hop Generation

Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

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Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

Threats against Barack Obama have been three times more frequent than for his predecessors. There’s an obvious explanation: he’s black.

October 6, 2014

A guilty verdict does not undo the racist world we live in.

October 2, 2014

Why are we setting diversity goals based on the 1980 census?

October 1, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

A majority of Americans believe the criminal justice system is racially biased, but it takes more than an acknowledgement to dismantle the system.

September 24, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Corporal punishment is an extension of respectability politics, the idea that when people of color behave “correctly,” racism can be overcome.

September 19, 2014

Forty days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, America’s “justice system” continues to fail.

September 18, 2014