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Bill Maher

The comedian on drawing blue crowds in red states, his campaign to unseat a terrible Congressman and why it’s wrong to say anyone should be taken off the air.

Pro-choice demonstration

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

The Supreme Court’s decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

Attica Prison

A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.

Stadium in Brazil

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”

Protest

From education to gun control, progressive movements need to do a better job empowering the people whose interests they claim to serve.

Border

Along the US-Mexico border, the high-powered cameras are pointed at you and the drones are above you.

Blogs

Civil rights groups seem willing to sell out their own members for a buck.

July 25, 2014

These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

The NFL has a serious violence-against-women problem.

July 24, 2014

We don’t escape America's history of racism because we believe ourselves to be good people, or that we're just doing our jobs. It’s already defined our lives. 

July 23, 2014

Mothers like Shanesha Taylor and Debra Harrell are caught in a childcare Catch-22 that we made for them.

July 22, 2014

In Russia and in the US, the media play the blame game. 

July 22, 2014

Conservative judges ruled to effectively gut the health law in twenty-seven states.

July 22, 2014

In a world overwhelmed by violence and conflict, the news just gets worse and worse.

July 22, 2014

The beach is supposed to be a refuge for the children of Gaza. Now it is the scene of a war crime.

July 21, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014