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The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

UC Berkeley

California’s affirmative consent law isn’t actually all that radical.

Obama

While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

The legendary songwriter about his politics, his fourteenth studio album and what it was like the first time he saw Springsteen perform.

ISIS

The terror-mongers are at it again, but dangers to the “homeland” are vanishingly small. 

UN flags

Women’s reproductive rights are at risk of being de-emphasized as UN member nations draft the Sustainable Development Goals.

Democratic National Convention

Democrats would be more successful with this simple reframing.

Blogs

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed two police officers, he shot Shaneka Thompson. That matters more than law enforcement’s blame game.

December 23, 2014

Andrew Johnson’s and Bill Clinton’s impeachment trials; obituaries for Theodore Roosevelt, Vladimir Lenin and Winston Churchill; the beginnings of the Prague Spring and the Arab Spring—and all of it before the end of January!

December 23, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

From the classrooms to the streets, the movement keeps growing.

December 22, 2014

Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.

December 22, 2014

Ariyana Smith lay on the court for four and a half minutes before her team’s game on November 29. She did not know that she would be the first in a historic movement of athletes speaking out against police violence.

December 19, 2014

Walmart to pregnant women: choose between a healthy pregnancy and a job.

December 19, 2014

Here's to a new year!

December 19, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Stephen Colbert and friends for one last song.

December 19, 2014