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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.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

Yes, let’s erase stigma. But feminists, please: let’s not forget to talk about male privilege.

Martin Heidegger

Their recent publication tells us nothing we didn’t already know, or could easily have inferred, from his biography.

Luis García Britto

Roberto Lovato interviews intellectual heavyweight Luis García Britto about the role of the media in the current conflict in Venezuela. 

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Blogs

Bloomberg has stirred presidential buzz before. He’s not running this year. But he is campaigning on some of the biggest issues of the moment.

August 7, 2012

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a class action suit that accuses him of racism in law enforcement. Is Arpaio the only problem? Another problem is the federal government. 

August 6, 2012

Stephen Colbert took Hayes to task on his show, holding up Hayes's book Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.

August 6, 2012

Even after the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, gun laws are likely to remain lax. 

August 6, 2012

The writer lacerates Israel in an op-ed, but that doesn’t make the paper a bastion of anti-Zionism.

August 6, 2012

Pistorius has made history by becoming the first double amputee to compete at the Olympic Games.

August 6, 2012

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

The Supreme Court waved forward the execution of Marvin Wilson despite a 2002 ban on executing people with intellectual disabilities.

August 6, 2012

Now is the time for President Obama to affirm the Jeffersonian ideal that no American “should suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief.”

August 6, 2012

This week, a national look at voting rights courtesy of Voting Rights Watch 2012, a Nation and Colorlines.com partnership. Plus, we remember Gore Vidal's life and work, and editor-at-large Chris Hayes sits down with Stephen Colbert.

August 5, 2012