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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

 Music for giving thanks.

November 25, 2010

Alter-reviews, gift-giving guide of Alter-approved books and the mail.

November 24, 2010

 Bristol loses Dancing With The Stars; US students suffer from too much texting; continuing UK student protests

November 24, 2010

Obama sucks up to big business; new liberal counterweight to GOP on the air; Bill O'Reilly takes a swipe back at The Simpsons

November 23, 2010

NFL Players Association President DeMaurice Smith is calling on circles of people well beyond football fans to help the league avoid an owners' lockout in 2011.

November 22, 2010

 2012 predictions; the worst of Bush's memoir lies; DADT on the way out?

November 22, 2010

New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s alliance with peeping con James O’Keefe is about more than just hating unions.

November 22, 2010

Several senators still have uncertain positions on the DREAM Act.

November 19, 2010

 Why the controversial Maclean's On Campus article, "Too Asian," is lazy and inaccurate.

November 19, 2010