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How the right rears its young lawyers.

Patricia Highsmith was a master writer of crime and suspense.

Two books on modern policing and the racial dynamics that go with it.

It's a slippery slope that these two lawgivers would have us tread.

Whether in his home district or in Washington, DC, Congressman Gary Condit is a discredit to his profession.

If they connect well with voters in 2002, they'll have an edge in a weak economy.

It's time to consider what would really improve our unequal society.

 'Following the Money' can prove devastating to critics of the illegal trade.

Not all readers liked my attack on the liberal/left tendency to "rationalize" the aggression of September 11, or my use of the term "fascism with an Islamic face," and I'll select a representat

Blogs

Chris Hayes's take on the Mike Daisey controversy.

March 27, 2012

Photo voter ID laws have serious potential to suppress voter turnout for millions, mainly people of color, low-income and elderly citizens, and college students.

March 27, 2012

We must recognize how much we’ve accomplished while keeping our sights on everything that still needs to be addressed. 

March 26, 2012

What does it mean to be a young black male in the United States?

March 26, 2012

Another shooting of another unarmed African-American youth in another state has provoked more concerns about ALEC's model legislation.

March 26, 2012

If you had any doubt that Republicans have an even bigger anti-woman agenda than their love of compulsory vaginal probes might suggest, consider Wisconsin’s Senate Bill 507.

March 26, 2012

The senseless killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has provoked an outcry among athletes. Even among the most famous and infamous of them all, LeBron James.

March 25, 2012

This week, our special issue asks, can we ever trust government again? Plus, Mychal Denzel Smith on Trayvon Martin, editors Liliana Segura on “Stand Your Ground” Laws and Richard Kim on Tyler Clementi.

March 24, 2012

The latest Alter-review from Eric, while Reed points out the long term costs of Super Pacs.

March 23, 2012

The shooting of Trayvon Martin reminds us that the post-racial future was never really a possibility. 

March 23, 2012