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Halal in the Family

The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi hopes his mock sitcom will make us laugh our way to becoming Halal in the Family.

Why are campus administrators invoking civility to silence critical speech?

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.

Tax breaks for childcare will be a disaster. Luckily, we know a better way.

RFRA Indiana

If CEOs are worried that their LGBT employees won’t be treated as equals in Indiana, they should show as much concern for their pregnant and potentially pregnant employees.

Tower of Babel

Translation is not the art of failure but the art of the possible.

War on women protest

The feminist movement surges into public consciousness, but backlash to basic freedoms never goes away.

Hobby Lobby

How the reckless Hobby Lobby decision has excited the imagination of the right wing.

Blogs

A Connecticut College student speaks out about her letter condemning a professor's hate speech. 

April 20, 2015

Notoriously prickly about his press, Hitler wrote in to complain about a minor factual discepancy.

April 20, 2015

"The Oklahoma City bombers were goaded to action not just by their private mad impulses but by a broader political culture."

April 19, 2015

“By infusing the black experience into the Southern novel, she enriches both it and us.”

April 18, 2015

Media fear and self-loathing are already on the campaign trail.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

“If they fail,” The Nation warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”

April 17, 2015

The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.

April 16, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015