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Disdained by the majority culture, Muslims turn for self-respect to absolutism.

'Modernity' isn't the archfiend. But as often preached, it appears so to many.

As Washington casts its glance on the Israel-Palestine situation, the usual aspersions against Palestinians are uttered again.

Cable news peddles a soft-shoe rendition of what matters on the global stage, with certain exceptions.

What plagued the O.J. Simpson trial—corruption, malfeasance and a breakdown of the rule of law—is exactly what the 'war on terror' is achieving in its blind quest to hold Bin Laden to account.

Cowed Democrats fail to confront Ashcroft's civil liberties violations.

America's enemies are not uniquely 'evil,' and it's naive to think of them as such.

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.

Blogs

The Republicans are trying to overturn decades of women’s rights victories.

March 9, 2012

Eric Alterman talks the blues and Cold War literature and Reed Richardson assesses our politics through Bruce Springsteen.

March 8, 2012

Maine's Representative Pingree made a reasonable decision to step aside in the race for Senate. But when women are battling unreasonable politics, is it the correct decision?

March 8, 2012

Republicans in Congress are debating a bill that would make it harder for young women to access abortion services. 

March 8, 2012

What does the release of Peyton Manning reveal about the business of sports in America?

March 7, 2012

We expect players to be loyal, but don’t ask the same of those who sign their checks.

March 7, 2012

One researcher found 220,000 people in the state don’t have the ID now necessary to vote. A judge has blocked the law pending a full trial, meaning it won’t be in play by the state primary next month.

March 7, 2012

A little-noticed bill would make it harder for protesters to demonstrate near federal officials. 

March 6, 2012

Two states in the Super Tuesday primaries—Georgia and Tennessee—are part of a wave of states that created troubling voting laws following the Tea Party Republican victories of 2010.

March 6, 2012

For the right wing, when the topic is anything remotely connected to female sexuality, every woman is a slut.

March 5, 2012