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Once confined to the closet, gays are now making headway in mainstream society.

Israel must decide if it wants a Jewish homeland in Palestine, or all of Palestine as a Jewish state.

Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

Christmas can be a consumeristic orgy, but consider some gift-giving alternatives to improve the world.

The city of Portland is resisting calls from the Justice Department to racially profile its residents; predictably, right-wing pundits are enraged.

Critics of the war on terror—or even those who slightly question the Bush administration—may now find themselves on a list of members of a fifth column.

The connections between Enron and the Bush administration run deep—and they should be investigated.

If I had been so bold as to have wagered that Al Gore would succeed in the latest Supreme Court round, I would have quickly called my bookie this morning after breakfasting in the Court's cafeteri

The US Supreme Court's stunning 5-4 stay Saturday of the Florida
undervote count--less than 24 hours after the equally stunning Florida
Supreme Court decision ordering that same count--illuminat

As the country tilts toward war, media voices are craven in their obsequiousness.

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Over a thousand feminists gathered at SlutWalk NYC on Saturday to protest victim-blaming. Will the world get the message?

October 3, 2011

South Korea is turning away from a testing-obsessed educational culture just as the United States is doubling down on test-focused reforms.

September 30, 2011

 The next execution set for the US:  Marcus Ray Johnson, next Wednesday in Georgia. Will progressives sit this one out, as well? 

September 30, 2011

Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

 Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

Alterman is off, Reed dispenses on bad-news muffins.

September 29, 2011

The Republican base is just as likely to be outraged by a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. 

September 28, 2011

The execution is drawing added interest as a kind of “test” of a new execution “cocktail” of chemicals.

September 28, 2011

Young people may feel helpless about the corporatocracy, but they have the potential to overcome many barriers.

September 27, 2011

At the Labour Party conference, a whiff of Hollywood glamor helps Britain's anti-hacking campaigners keep their spirits up—and MPs on their toes.

September 27, 2011