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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Abrams, Kissinger, Kristol, Cheney

The architects of our foreign-policy disasters would prefer we simply forget the past.

V.S. Naipaul

A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

Blogs

As corporations quit, shadowy group disbands task force that developed voter suppression and “shoot first” laws. But ALEC still pushes "model" bills that attack labor, environment, education.

April 17, 2012

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012

 Should gun owners be feeling threatened by President Obama and critics of “Stand Your Ground” laws?

April 16, 2012

Despite Obama's campaign pledge, fighting LGBT discrimination is not a strong point for the White House. 

April 16, 2012

How can presidential candidates sway women voters this election season?

April 16, 2012

Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story ignores the fact that in every century and decade, sadomasochistic erotica has broken into the mainstream.

April 16, 2012

Forget Mitt Romney. Wisconsin’s governor gets a hero’s welcome at the NRA convention, with a gun-talk laden speech that claims his critics “want to take me out.”

April 16, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012

The decline of African-American involvement in baseball speaks more to twenty-first-century problems than Campanis-era racism does.

April 16, 2012