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There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

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While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

Ultra-Nationalist Party Rally

The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment.

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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

US Supreme Court

But will they apply the same logic to the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet?

Blogs

Most of the unaccompanied children waiting in a Nogalas detention facility migrated from violence-torn countries in Central America.

June 10, 2014

The former vice president says Americans deserved to know how far NSA spying has gone.

June 10, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan to ease this crisis—and Obama just backed it.

June 9, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, armed with historical revisionism, wants to blame Brazil’s turmoil on political agitators. That charge won’t stick.

June 8, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

A dispatch from the House of Representatives, June 6, 1944.

June 6, 2014

One of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression cautions against the steady erosion of civilized society.

June 6, 2014