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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.”

civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Blogs

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has been through the physical and mental wringer in twenty years of playing the game of football. His partner, Jaclyn Fujita, wants the next generation of players to be saved from the fears she carries every time he steps on the field.

March 21, 2011

A new initiative from Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs allows those most affected by federal budget cuts to tell their stories.

March 21, 2011

The Obama administration has continued to operate Bush’s legally dubious detention centers for terrorism prisoners, but the opaque practices at these secret prisons deserve to be rigorously reconsidered.

March 18, 2011

Is there data proving that liberals get interrupted more on political television? And who's fault is that?

March 18, 2011

Alter-reviews of Stoppard and music old and new, Reed on the Washington Post's decision to bracket their writers into right-leaning and left-leaning and reader mail.

March 17, 2011

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education inappropriately editorializes a racist video posted by a UCLA student.

March 17, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back, likened his labor to slavery. He’s been scorched for his comments, but maybe there is more here than meets the eye. Maybe we would do well to listen.

March 16, 2011

Is Earth becoming Easter Island?

March 15, 2011

Looking at an unhappy future shaped by family planning cuts.

March 15, 2011