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Century of Disaster

A tale of the twentieth century, from Stalin to Barbie

We can undo the policies facilitating police violence in Ferguson.

Military Police

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents.

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

Memorial for Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.

Guatemalan children

Our fickle immigration system leaves many families stuck between violence in their home countries and an aggressive enforcement regime across the border.

A malnourished child

A man-made famine in South Sudan is brutal evidence of the limits of American nation-building in Africa.

Richard Nixon

Neither Congress nor the courts have taken the exam­ple to heart and stood firmly against presidential crimes or serious misconduct.

Blogs

In light of a Pew Research Center survey on public engagement with the presidential campaign, Reed looks at how biased the media has become.

February 9, 2012

Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American in the NBA. He’s also a lot more.

February 9, 2012

Don’t believe the media hype. Tuesday’s events awarded no delegates, and it’s too soon to say what Rick Santorum’s nominal wins will mean. 

February 8, 2012

Although men account for 70 percent of jobs lost between December 2007 and June 2009, they have won 92 percent of the jobs created since. From “man-cession,” we’ve gone to “man-covery.”

February 8, 2012

Standing up for our principles and refusing to let the right-wing echo chamber define the debate—it works.

February 7, 2012

In the slow motion destruction of Susan G. Komen, VP Karen Handel may be the only one who got what she really wanted.

February 7, 2012

The aftermath of the Port Said "riot" has been the exact opposite of what the military rulers expected.

February 7, 2012

Highlights from Saturday morning’s Up With Chris Hayes: the palpable effects of Citizens United, pro–Mitt Romney Super Pac donations, a retired NYPD officer’s thoughts on the legalization of marijuana, and more.

February 6, 2012

My Super Bowl heroes were outside, not inside, the stadium.

February 6, 2012

Unions in Indiana have used Super Bowl week to talk about the state’s “right to work” legislation. They shouldn’t stop before Sunday.

February 3, 2012