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FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Trayvon protest

Schools are resegregating, it’s getting harder to vote, too many are incarcerated—America is becoming more separate and less equal.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

ERA

We are witnessing a full-fledged war, not of the sexes, but of gender roles.

Classroom

Sixty years after Brown, whiter, wealthier communities are breaking away from racially and economically diverse school districts.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

Sandra Tsing Loh

Menopause isn’t “The Change,” she says. Instead, fertility is what’s unusual.

Monica Lewinsky

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

Blogs

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

Rove smears again, this time in Kansas.

September 22, 2014

After decades of entertaining the city, most jazz artists remain pension-less—but Justice for Jazz Artists wants to change that.

September 22, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how austerity hawks are in perpetual debt crisis mode, despite all evidence to the contrary.

September 22, 2014

Both the NFL and some domestic violence advocates do not like this argument. But it demands more exploration and study.

September 21, 2014

The Roosevelts pumps PBS ratings, but that doesn’t make the network any less centrist.

September 19, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Corporal punishment is an extension of respectability politics, the idea that when people of color behave “correctly,” racism can be overcome.

September 19, 2014

"As long as there is no justice, there's no time for games."

September 19, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014