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The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Preventing further sexual and economic violence will require a more equitable distribution of resources within the country and the hemisphere.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The full text of the new Seattle city council member’s inauguration speech.

Verizon iPhone

Updating the Fourth Amendment has been done before, to address the invention of cars, phones and GPS. It’s time to do it again.

Internet cafe

Almost every day, corporations seize them without our informed consent. The consumer protection bureau should put a stop to it.

An appeals court's unprecedented removal of Shira Scheindlin has sent a chilling message to other federal judges.

Wild Republican accusations have been debunked—but still they continue.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

Blogs

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

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014

The recent Brazilian marine invasion of a favela, and the way the invasion was covered, raises serious concerns.

March 30, 2014

This week: the interns introduce their picks in verse.

March 30, 2014

I was the editor of Editor & Publisher then and we raised many questions about the dangers of this from the start, with Joe Galloway, Sydney Schanberg and others sounding alarms. But few others did the same.

March 30, 2014

As he once wrote of history itself, Jonathan was “no respecter of conventional wisdom.”

March 29, 2014

{Young}ist aims to show millennials as a thriving, capable, growing network of youth fighting for a more just world.

March 28, 2014

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014