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New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms look good on paper—so why are tens of thousands of students taking to the streets to protest them?

Galeano

Professional soccer does everything to castrate its own energy of happiness, but it survives in spite of all the spites.

A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Letters

Does a by-the-numbers advice column really give advice?

Hagar school

This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground.

Blogs

Long before he won the title of chess champion of the world—and then became a fugitive, a raving anti-Semite and anti-American, and secluded in Iceland—Bobby Fischer was a part of my childhood.

May 31, 2011

Real revolutions will never be televised. But the man who told us that revolutionized music and movements. 

May 29, 2011

Pepe le Pew meets Michelle.

May 27, 2011

It was a bad week for a good man, but the MSNBC host will be back to give voice to working men and women.

May 26, 2011

New statistics on US crime released by the FBI reveal that crime has dropped significantly over the past few years while prison populations have exploded, putting huge strains on state budgets.

May 26, 2011

Eric on Chomsky's dishonesty and Reed Richardson on Paul Ryan's medicare debacle.

May 26, 2011

How the media frenzy obliterated the presumption of innocence and relentlessly impugned both Strauss-Kahn and his accuser in vulgar stereotypes.

May 24, 2011

Joakim Noah's use of an anti-gay slur continues a discussion that NBA officialdom appears to loathe having.

May 24, 2011

Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty often shies away from discussing his views on abortion, but they are clearly deeply held—and very radical. 

May 24, 2011

Facing a shortage of lethal injection drugs, some death penalty states have begun switching up the drug cocktail used in executions—but is this experimentation legal?

May 24, 2011