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For many indigent defendants, the right to a lawyer doesn't mean much.

The stage is set for a showdown over the fate of undocumented workers.

Charging people with a "hate crime" when their crime is essentially some type of assault is a troubling trend.

Feminist anthropology fights for public voice in a new era.

President Bush's power to appoint judges is one he hardly deserves because of the way he achieved his office.

A sit-in at the university highlights the gulf between a great educational institution and the unconscionable working conditions many of its employees experience there.

A grassroots movement for immigrant legalization is gathering strength.

Prevention and treatment require a focus on overall health and development.

A parody of Gone With the Wind has run into legal trouble: too revealing of the real nature of slavery?

With NAFTA as an ugly precedent, the proposed trade pact is generating serious opposition from a number of social and economic sources.

Blogs

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

February 26, 2015

The FCC has guaranteed net neutrality, for now. But special interests will try to elect a president to undo it.

February 26, 2015

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Nation correspondent traveled to the canyon in 1893 and told readers back East what he saw.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

MLS players are unified and willing to strike. But they cannot win this without support.

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015