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The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

George W. Bush wants to try terror suspects in in secret military courts. Guilt is presumed over innocence.

As world leaders convened at the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the UN in early November, the main topic of discussion was the fight against terrorism.

Sadly, the old slander that a liberal is someone who has never been mugged is turning out to be true.

How the right is using trade law to overturn American democracy.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

An interview with Vincent Bugliosi about the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Bush v. Gore.

Civil rights are under attack through legislation and executive actions that purport to help fight terrorism.

Blogs

The US Basketball Writers Association just named men’s player Arsalan Kazemi of Rice and women’s player Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir of Memphis as the co-winners of their “most courageous award.” They are being recognized explicitly and specifically for the Islamophobia and bigotry they’ve chosen to challenge and overcome.

February 23, 2011

What has become clear to the protesters over the last week is that, beyond an assault on unions, Walker’s bill is part of a wider attack on working families and public education.

February 21, 2011

Already multiple Packers have decided to stand with the protesters gathered in Madison. Yet none of the Packers who’ve spoken out have had the profile, respect, or cultural currency of the latest member of the team to stand strong with Wisconsin’s working families: Charles Woodson.

February 20, 2011

There are many indications that Aaron Rodgers supports the protesters in Wisconsin. But at this critical moment we need more than indications.

February 19, 2011

As a society we’ve yet to disarm rapists—or rape.

February 17, 2011

Why the NFL's labor dispute should matter to you.

February 17, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker is learning the hard way: you can't praise the Green Bay Packers on a Monday and threaten workers on Tuesday, and expect the Pack to be silent.

February 16, 2011

Bahrain cables, coverage of protests in Middle East and North Africa, and another excerpt from the "Age of WikiLeaks."

February 16, 2011

In the mounting rhetoric, what is getting lost is the fact that a reporter has been sexually assaulted.

February 15, 2011

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse.

February 15, 2011