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Attacks on Muslim immigrants in Moscow reveal some ugly new trends.

Current discussions tend to trivialize acts that are not only immoral but illegal according to covenants the United States has signed.

The social safety net has become frayed because of welfare "reform."

Opinion journalism is pushing the conversation about war to the right.

Attorney General John Ashcroft misunderstands Robert Kennedy's legacy--and my book.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

Will the Homeland Security chief be an effective overseer or another spinner?

Be wary when pundits talk of 'The Street.'

The White House has learned from the past—from the conflicts in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Balkans—how to ensure an acquiescent press.

Blogs

Eric on a Shakespeare reimagining and Reed on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

September 16, 2011

GOP front-runner Perry says he “never struggled” with questions about whether Texas is wrongfully executing death row inmates. But the High Court has intervened to say Perry should have struggled with the question of whether a Houston man's death sentence was based on racially biased “evidence.”

September 16, 2011

New low SAT scores reflect the economic downturn and a more diverse student pool that consists of more minority students, first generation college-goers and non-English speaking students.

September 15, 2011

Rick Perry got something right, Michele Bachmann is all wrong, but we all need to think harder about whether the HPV vaccine should be mandatory.

September 14, 2011

The post office has come under fire from fiscal hawks for running a $9 billion deficit, and the threats have now reached the point where the service could be closed in a matter of weeks. What can be done to keep it in business?

September 12, 2011

The League embraced its role on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks yet hardly mentioned the late Pat Tillman.

September 12, 2011

A new report reveals that high school textbooks are getting a lot wrong about the labor movement.

September 12, 2011

Let us realize that the best way to honor the loss of innocent life on one day is to remember taking of innocent life on all days.

September 12, 2011

The tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon provide an opportunity to reflect on the changes our country has undergone in the past decade.

September 9, 2011

I wish restraint was the order of the day as the NFL season opens on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. It won't be.

September 6, 2011