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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

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.”

Blogs

The richest 400 Americans are worth just over $2 trillion dollars, and yet we're still cutting food stamps.

November 1, 2013

An index of obsessions, observations, analysis—clip and save!

November 1, 2013

The key witness in CBS’s report may have some credibility issues.

November 1, 2013

Lhota’s sincerity shone through in the final NYC mayoral debate, but he’s no match for de Blasio’s political savvy. 

October 31, 2013

Join us in calling on President Obama to pardon or commute the sentences of federal prisoners serving excessive sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. 

October 31, 2013

Bag News probes the forgotten story of sexual assault in the My Lai Massacre.

October 31, 2013

Baseball is about the unity of tradition and change. The Boston Red Sox's World Series victory has demonstrated this in dramatic fashion.

October 31, 2013

College campuses are places for challeging intellectual debate, but racist ideology is neither challenging or intellectual. 

October 30, 2013

The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.

October 30, 2013