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It is, depending on one's perspective, a delicious and redemptive scenario, a terrible nightmare or, if you are the escapist sort that hasn't yet cottoned to the hard reality of Election 2000, a

"Justice for Amadou Diallo!" has been the rallying cry throughout New York since four police officers gunned down the unarmed, 22-year-old West African immigrant as he stood outside his Bronx ap

Free speech, Oliver Wendell Holmes famously declared, ought not to extend to falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater. But what are the limits on shouting across the wide-open Internet?

What happens to a leading Marxist writer after he gets a MacArthur genius grant, a Getty Fellowship, and his new book hits number one on the nonfiction bestseller list?

A short walk from my home in New Haven stands the farm of that prototypical Connecticut Yankee, Eli Whitney. In 1798 Whitney hit on a bold new scheme: interchangeable parts for muskets.

What could have possessed the Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce
that the Antichrist is probably alive and a male Jew?

'Twas said the honest folks of Salt Lake City

Deplored sins large and even itty-bitty.

But, trying for the Games, they thought it pretty

Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet

Policy talk about a racialized "underclass" rests on social
science research that often reproduces notions of racial difference, in
an enormous tautology.

Chief Justice Rehnquist now presides.

He rules the chamber that decides

If Clinton should remain or go.

This role's important, that we know.

Blogs

A key Democratic senator seems to be embracing a new party line on gun laws. 

July 30, 2012

It’s time we retire the idea of single mothers as being the root of economic inequality, and marriage being some king of panacea for financial instability.

July 30, 2012

Sequestration cuts will hit women fastest and hardest.

July 30, 2012

How perverse to celebrate a National Health Service in front of the very people who aim to destroy it.

July 30, 2012

Thought vegetariansim was a young hipster trend? You are very wrong.

July 27, 2012

 The conservative push against people who notice racism.

July 27, 2012

The presumed GOP candidate’s offense-slinging stumble through London this week lends irony to his false claims about Obama apologizing for America. It seems America will have to apologize for Mitt.

 

July 27, 2012

 Eric on some classic Jazz, Reed on a glimpse into the 1%. 

July 27, 2012

Outside the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, thousands of activists took to the White House to call for an end to the laws that drive the epidemic.

July 27, 2012