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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?

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Blogs

I predicted last year that LeBron James would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here is why. 

July 12, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Now that Obama has asked for nearly $4 billion to help kick the kids out more quickly, Republicans don’t want to pony up the money.

July 10, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

Lee Fang and Chris Hayes discuss the true motivation behind anti-pot campaigns. 

July 9, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

Everyone will remember the score of yesterday’s game. But will they remember the numbers of Brazilians that FIFA has displaced and disenfranchised?

July 9, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 

July 8, 2014