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Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Century of Disaster

A tale of the twentieth century, from Stalin to Barbie

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.

Blogs

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

Bush joked in front of a room of journalists about somehow not finding any WMD in Iraq, even as young Americans were perishing there—and no one called him out on it.

November 19, 2010

Who you callin' a Nazi?; Close encounters of the TSA kind; Sharron Angle: "Sometimes dictators have good ideas"

November 19, 2010

A new collection from Bruce Springsteen, a defense of Nancy Pelosi and a fresh angle on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

November 18, 2010

The New York Times is finally calling it torture—when someone else has admitted to it.

November 18, 2010

 Alterman on Hitchens; Patti Smith wins book award; Kanye and Bush autotune'd

November 18, 2010

 Because of the media's unfairness—toward her—"I fear for our democracy," Palin charges.

November 17, 2010