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The Justice Department under John Ashcroft is alienating allies in the 'war on terror.'

Embattled campus activists hone their message about the crisis in Afghanistan.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.

Moral concern begins with the local, but shouldn't stop there.

Laura Bush might put on a good face for women's rights in Afghanistan, but her husband's handwork works against women in other places.

Noncitizens in the United States face an increasingly harsh Ashcroft-run Justice Department.

As world leaders convened at the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the UN in early November, the main topic of discussion was the fight against terrorism.

Anthrax scare reveals racial denial: workers on Capitol Hill are evacuated and given protective drugs while exposed postal workers, most of them black, are forgotten.

George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

Blogs

Both Planned Parenthood and Nebraska Right to Life support a measure to restore healthcare coverage to “unborn children.”

April 18, 2012

As corporations quit, shadowy group disbands task force that developed voter suppression and “shoot first” laws. But ALEC still pushes "model" bills that attack labor, environment, education.

April 17, 2012

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012

 Should gun owners be feeling threatened by President Obama and critics of “Stand Your Ground” laws?

April 16, 2012

Despite Obama's campaign pledge, fighting LGBT discrimination is not a strong point for the White House. 

April 16, 2012

How can presidential candidates sway women voters this election season?

April 16, 2012

Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story ignores the fact that in every century and decade, sadomasochistic erotica has broken into the mainstream.

April 16, 2012

Forget Mitt Romney. Wisconsin’s governor gets a hero’s welcome at the NRA convention, with a gun-talk laden speech that claims his critics “want to take me out.”

April 16, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012