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Chelsea Clinton bristles at the antiwar movement while she attends Oxford.

Transgender activists may force us to rethink basic assumptions about sex.

Even stalwart liberals are knuckling under to the security state in the wake of September 11.

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.


That most exotic of baseball specimens—the perfect game—was yanked away from Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga by first base umpire Jim Joyce. As if the city of Detroit hasn't suffered enough!

June 3, 2010

The abortion rights cause has suffered by being cut off from the larger story of reproductive and sexual life, which is much more complex than can be captured by either "choice" or “freedom.”

June 2, 2010

Nation writer Corey Robin discusses Ayn Rand's kitsch philosophy.

June 1, 2010

Your morning cheat sheet, with afternoon updates, this edition featuring latest on aftermath of Israel's attack on aid ship, DOJ launches criminal probe of BP,  Glenn Greenwald vs. Eliot Spitzer, a response to Hirsi Ali, Dennis Hopper and his rubber ducky, and much more.

June 1, 2010

Dennis Hopper was an easy and uneasy rider. He never stopped living an original life--rough, tough, dangerous, defying the odds--and on his own terms.

May 29, 2010

Like the 1 million gallons of chemical dispersant that BP has now dumped in the Gulf, media can make any gush of oily lies less visible on the surface, though more toxic in the long run.

May 28, 2010

On the New York Times's double standards, Obama's oil spill press conference yesterday and destroyed guitars in Nashville.

May 28, 2010

Today's hot links and commentary featuring latest on oil leak and passage of DADT, a grim milestone in Afghanistan, M.I.A. vs. "NYT,"  trailer for upcoming anti-nuke film, and much more.

May 28, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on The Ed Show to discuss whether the GOP will embrace or turn their back on Rand Paul.

May 25, 2010

All you need to know today, featuring BP and DADT on the run, John Fogerty on baseball, Greenwald on Hiatt, Conan on Twitter, and much more.

May 25, 2010