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Robot

How treating smart programs as legal persons could change privacy as we know it.

Booker and Zuckerberg

The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.

UKIP

Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Muslim students

A new report documents incidents of bigotry and suggests fighting bad speech with counter speech.

Blogs

If you’re under the false impression that the world is falling into utter moral disrepair, turn your eyes toward Pompeii.

July 26, 2012

Was Sally Ride’s choice to stay private about sexual orientation a personal one? In a country increasingly fractured on equality, the personal unfortunately remains political.

July 25, 2012

The real story behind the most political, controversial, inspiring moment in Olympics, if not sports, history: the black gloved salute of  runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

July 25, 2012

If the US is committed to an AIDS-free generation, why is it excluding some of the most vulnerable communities?

July 25, 2012

A growing body of evidence suggests that, at least mentally, the line between James Holmes and a Muslim jihadist may not be too thick.

July 25, 2012

A 93-year-old woman who voted in every election for five decades will lose her right to vote this November. The question of constitutionality that presents goes before a judge tomorrow.

July 24, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

With the return of the largest global AIDS conference to the US after a two decade absence, marginalized groups are still fighting for a seat at the table.

July 24, 2012

Aurora isn’t likely to strengthen our gun laws. In fact, our existing gun laws are poised to get much weaker.

July 23, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012