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Harrison Ford

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

Blogs

Our impatience and rage is what has produced progress. That we are still impatient and angry reflects not black people’s failing but how far America still has to go.

April 1, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates's detractors are too quick to declare him overly pessimistic about how white supremacy still shapes our society.

April 1, 2014

Northeastern University's decision to suspend Northeastern's SJP provoked a response that spread outside the university's borders.

April 1, 2014

FIfty-five years after the consumer rights advocate published his first article ridiculing the auto industry for negligence, Congress is investigating another scandal. 

April 1, 2014

We should not assume the #CancelColbert hashtag let Dan Snyder off the hook.

April 1, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on Obamacare and the right-wing media.

April 1, 2014

The State Supreme Court decision reverses Byrom's capital murder conviction for conspiring to kill her husband, a crime her son confessed to.

April 1, 2014

There’s always a cauldron of crazy simmering just beneath the surface of our ‘rational’ lives. 

April 1, 2014

The Catholic directives would leave just one OB-GYN in the city of Bartlesville who can prescribe contraception for birth control purposes.

March 31, 2014

The social media prowess of one Asian American activist is driving the mainstream media to distraction. Why do they care so much?

March 31, 2014