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Sex worker

Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives. Basic labor rights will.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen

The tangled web of affairs, accusations and legal battles that defined Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s relationship unfolded over three decades. 

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Blogs

The Left has learned the hard way that it needs to be independent of Obama to realize the change it's seeking.

August 15, 2010

On responses to "Kabuki Democracy," TNR and the mail.

August 13, 2010

Gay rights advocates will worry about Justice Kennedy's vote, and Democratic strategists will fret about collateral damage in November--but in the grand scheme of things, the battle for gay marriage is over.

August 12, 2010

On Charlie Rangel, the world's worst songs and right-wing hypocrisy.

August 12, 2010

The attorneys general in Florida and Virginia who are attacking America's uninsured ought to think about who really benefits from the politicization of well-being.

August 12, 2010

As we've been rehashing the Constitution lately, maybe it bears reminding that we learned years ago that separate's not equal.

August 11, 2010

Obama's half-hour speech in the University of Texas gym, where 4,000 youthful supporters came to see him, sketched a vague strategy for higher education.

August 11, 2010