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Poverty, the politics of impunity and the long history of US-funded oppression are creating a new wave of refugees.

University of North Carolina

What began as isolated ideological attacks is looking more and more like a wholesale gutting of the state’s public colleges.

It’s time for America to stop starving its libraries of funding.

Classroom

Are online schools a better option for teen moms—or just a high-tech version of schools that once hid pregnant girls from shame?

Pathways School

Dozens of dedicated programs for pregnant and parenting teens have been shut down in recent years as teen pregnancy rates have plunged and cash-strapped cities and states have looked for ways to save money.

Caitlyn Jenner

Gender is self-determination, and Caitlyn Jenner’s seizing that self-determination in such a public fashion will save lives.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is running as a feminist—and that matters for all women.

Twenty-one states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of sick Americans without decent healthcare. 

Graduation

Does this really sound like an education to you or does it sound more like a Ponzi scheme?

Khairullozhori Matanov, a friend of the Boston bomber, is being sentenced under a law whose purview is growing disturbingly wide.

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"The legislation will provide a framework of achievable goals within which agitation, demonstrations and picketing will tend to take place."

July 2, 2015

In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

July 1, 2015

"The dominion of Canada is formally in existence, to the great satisfaction of the politicians who infest the provinces, if of nobody else."

July 1, 2015

Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.

June 30, 2015

"Margaret Mitchell gives us our Civil War through Southern eyes exclusively, and no tolerant philosophy illumines the crimes of the invaders."

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Bree Newsome showed remarkable political courage. She also perhaps gave a template for reimagining sports.

June 29, 2015

"She acquired a reputation upon the smallest of down payments and then, like the honest debtor she is, set about the unpleasant business of earning the fame she already enjoyed."

June 29, 2015