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At 4 pm on Monday, May 22, Inigo Thomas posted an item in Slate wondering whether New York magazine's Michael Wolff's pan of Inside, the new website about the media not yet o

In the end, after months of waffling, I violated my principles and went to the Million Mom March for gun control--make that "common-sense gun control." I've never liked maternalist politics: It r

"There are more than a million writers in the United States and they write more than 500,000 books each year, 90% of which never see publication.

In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

When, in 1980, George Will was discovered to be coaching Ronald Reagan on debating tactics one minute and pronouncing him a "thoroughbred performer" the next, journalists professed to be shocked

How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?

Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th

Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.

Cammillia Mays is an African-American single parent who, like millions of parents across the country, faced a difficult decision when her daughter turned 4 years old.

With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.

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The beach is supposed to be a refuge for the children of Gaza. Now it is the scene of a war crime.

July 21, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the media’s coverage of climate change. 

July 21, 2014

We have ceded so much power to the police, and they brazenly flaunt it without fear of repercussion.

July 21, 2014

This week: Affirmative Action at UT Austin ruling, the labor market, and the truth about the immigration crisis. 

July 18, 2014

Dwight Howard and other NBA players are finding out that showing even token support for Palestinians comes with a price.

July 17, 2014

I’m wondering— what can’t be blamed on absent black fathers?

July 17, 2014

Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.

July 16, 2014

When protesters interrupted an interview with the Cheneys to call the former vice president a war criminal, C-SPAN’s feed mysteriously cut out. 

July 15, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014