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Open access to the broadband Internet is essential if we are to insure that a diverse range of voices has a chance of reaching out to citizens in the new era of high-speed communications.

To the Rehnquist Court, criminal justice is all too often a technical matter best left to the states.

Instead of kissing babies, this year the pols are bashing youth culture and the companies that promote it.

The project of racial reconciliation and historical correction is "constitutional" in the deepest, multiple senses of that word.

Christina Hoff Summers is hot with righteous indignation on boys' behalf.

Right now, there are three votes on the Court to get rid of Roe altogether and often four or five to impose costly, chilling and burdensome regulations on the exercise of that right by the patient and her doctor.

A recent decision reminds us that true equality for gay people will arrive only when the Supreme Court is not controlled by Justices whose moral view of gay people is negative.

The Supreme Court once championed antitrust laws as valued tools to limit corporate power and to promote the autonomy, diversity and economic rights of people and firms without power. Not anymore.

Chase should immediately open its archives to slavery researchers.

Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.

Blogs

Though complicated by controversy, a weekend in Los Angeles with thirty domestic workers underscores the power of Hollywood to propel social change. 

February 27, 2012

Jock for Justice Joseph Williams is putting his health on the line for a cause in which he deeply believes.

February 27, 2012

How does the movie The Help "photoshop" American history?

February 27, 2012

WikiLeaks has released millions of e-mails from the global security think tank Stratfor.

February 26, 2012

UVA football player Joseph Wiliams is on a hunger strike so campus workers can get a living wage. As you can read, he has the politics and depth to back up his concerns.

February 25, 2012

This week, the GOP’s continued war on women's health. Plus, guest-blogger Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto begins writing for us with a post on anti-immigration racial animus and the Latino vote in 2012. Also, an update on our lawsuit challenging the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

February 24, 2012

Bill Gates and Wendy Kopp agree: the volatile data reports unfairly shame teachers.

February 24, 2012

The New York congressman will have more hearings on Muslim radicalization in America, despite statistics that show a waning threat. 

February 24, 2012

Alter-Reviews and Reed Richardson zeros in on the flip-flop blogging of the Washington Post's Jenifer Rubin.

February 24, 2012

More than a decade after Congress passed the PATRIOT Act, its varied implications are still unraveling.

February 24, 2012