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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.

The future of the Supreme Court is the most important issue in the most important election year since 1932. Progressive Americans should treat it that way. The radical right does.

At stake is whether the twenty-first-century First Amendment will be a protector of the powerful or a resource for the weak and disfranchised.

The current Supreme Court is so divided on fundamental questions of separation of church and state. that the appointment of one or two conservative Justices could well tip the balance and jettison key historical principles.

The Rehnquist Court's paeans of praise for state government are belied by reality.

I still think third-party politics is mostly a crock, but then, so is two-party politics.

Blogs

As the school year ends—and fall elections heat up—students walk out, tape up and unionize for justice.

June 15, 2014

At a favela five minutes from Brazil’s most famous stadium, every family has been removed by force.

June 15, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

An independent autoposy report raises serious questions about the medical professionals who carried out Clayton Lockett’s botched execution.

June 13, 2014

Like 2003 all over again, American pundits debate new intervention in Iraq.

June 13, 2014

This week: the 9/11 Memorial Museum, exploited labor in California, and racial controversy at World Cup Brazil

June 12, 2014

Watch how this Oakland teen went from being involved in gang violence to being top of his class.

June 12, 2014

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

Apparently seeing images of successful black people makes whites, Asians and Hispanics think racism doesn't exist.

June 12, 2014