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My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he'll bolt the Republic

Follow these links for the other articles in this forum: reponses by Peter Kornbluh, Mike Gray and Elliott Currie--and Massing's concluding thoughts.

In mid-October 1996, two months after the publication of Gary Webb's series "Dark Alliance" in the San Jose Mercury News, an extraordinary town meeting took place in Compton, California, o

Follow these links for the other articles in this forum: the original article by Michael Massing, and reponses by Peter Kornbluh and Elliott Currie--and Massing's concluding thoughts.

Follow these links for the other articles in this forum: the original article by Michael Massing, and reponses by Peter Kornbluh andMike Gray--and Massing's concluding thoughts.

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In early December 1984, an undercover police officer named Marcellus Ward met with a pair of heroin dealers above a candy store in southwest Baltimore.

Listen to a debate among drug policy advocates and you're likely to hear impassioned claims about the brilliant success (or dismal failure) of more "liberal" approaches in certain European countr

Research assistance: David Levinson Wilk.

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A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

Since the self-immolation carried out by a Tunisian fruit vendor which had far-reaching consequences across the region, the world has watched the political and social transformation across the Muslim world.

June 27, 2011

With a decision barring matching funds to counter attack ads from privately funded candidates, the court has undermined one of the last tools for fair elections.

June 27, 2011

Alternately hilarious and moving, here is the memoir for your beach blanket this summer.

June 27, 2011

As Justice David Prosser was battling on the state Supreme Court on behalf of Governor Walker's anti-labor agenda, he reportedly attacked a justice who disagreed with him. This is at least the second instance where Walker’s highly controversial judicial ally had been accused of abusing a female colleague on the high court.

June 25, 2011

Eric writes from Paris on the Big Man and Reed takes on the media's smear campaign against public unions.

June 24, 2011

Adrian Gonzalez will be at the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona. That's good news for Major League Baseball and bad news for immigrant rights activists.

June 24, 2011

In essence, the FBI UCR is playing a numbers game where they are crunching rape statistics to shape their reports into what they want them to be, rather than what they actually are.

June 23, 2011

The social, cultural and political potential of millions of plugged-in Muslims creating and shaping their own narratives is both titillating and promising.

June 23, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011