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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

Eric sends a drink back and Reed spars with former ABC News president David Westin.

July 15, 2011

Women's social roles—not to mention structural economic constraints—actually make it more expensive to be female in the United States.

July 14, 2011

So far, Bachmann has refused to acknowledge the clinics’ activities, raising questions not just about the business but also about Bachmann’s integrity as a candidate.

July 13, 2011

In the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake last year, the Clinton Foundation funded the construction of hundreds of highly toxic, moldy, searingly hot emergency shelter trailers.

July 12, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry explains the political history, and dangers, behind today's widening economic gap between the races.

July 12, 2011

Crowds have asked Commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona. He chose not to listen—and now I choose not to watch.

July 11, 2011

The Nation's John Nichols joins The Last Word to explain the history of Murdoch's extreme influence over British politics and also how this translates to who is—and who isn't—elected in Washington.

July 11, 2011

Joe Allen's new book People Wasn’t Made to Burn is nothing less than a reinvention of the true crime genre.

July 11, 2011

The former first lady fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, defended Roe v. Wade and worked with NOW. Once upon a time in America, that was not unreasonable to expect of a Republican.

July 9, 2011

The News of the World is toast. But Rupert Murdoch may still eat his foes for breakfast.

July 8, 2011