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civil rights

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

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Blogs

How is it that one of the most incredibly important and far-reaching new health policies of the twenty-first century went into effect this past week, and you probably haven’t heard of it?

January 21, 2011

In the face of an emboldened right-wing assault in both legislatures and at clinic doors, the only thing to do is fight back.

January 21, 2011

Eric Alterman rounds up the best of New York, confronts Reagan's Alzheimer's and reader mail.

January 21, 2011

A Julian Assange biopic on the way (possibly) updates on Bradley Manning and more on cables leaked.

January 21, 2011

The government of The Great Regression tries to repeal healthcare and some long-forgotten silver screen classics.

January 20, 2011

Campus Progress is working to highlight some disturbing practices at for-profit colleges.

January 20, 2011

A panel discusses if WikiLeaks matters, a company traces WikiLeaks computers grabbing "leaks," and more as WikiLeaks news and views continues.

January 20, 2011

The symbolic House debate over healthcare reform misses the point. More Americans favor real reforms that crack down on insurance-industry abuses than favor outright repeal of the current law.

January 19, 2011

John Roberts and his allies overreached so brazenly that they have created an opening for genuine reform.

January 19, 2011

Charles Barkley felt a responsibility to use his platform on a TNT pregame show to speak out for Gay Rights. Given who spoke before him, we should be grateful that he did.

January 19, 2011