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Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

Scapegoating immigrants may be a transatlantic and pan-European phenomenon, but need Paris pander to those who want the tricolor to be monochrome?

Amid the shifting sands of Christopher Hitchens's accounts of and apologias for his bearing witness (deemed false witness by the man he still insists on calling his friend) against Sidney Blument

In seven novels and a collection of essays published since 1981, Sarah Schulman has methodically chronicled the history of her longtime neighborhood, Manhattan's East Village.

Students across the country are gearing up to defend affirmative action on a national day of protest on February 24.

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.

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Thanks to an effort by Everytown for Gun Safety, the NRA will now not be the only group asking candidates for their positions on gun control.

July 7, 2014

There is a narrative emerging in the US press that Brazil’s protests have been small because everyone is just happy with the World Cup. It’s not true. 

July 7, 2014

A new study finds board quotas don’t improve conditions for the average working woman, but they do the job of giving women more representation among powerful roles.

July 7, 2014

As two are dead and nineteen injured as an overpass collapsed in Belo Horizonte. The most awful part of this tragedy is that it did not have to happen.

July 3, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

The United States isnt close to being prepared, or even willing, to see its racist past or present.

July 3, 2014

This week: More on Hobby Lobby, Schuwarzman and the economy, and detainees blocked in California.

July 3, 2014

Here’s a list of novels, essays, and memoirs that our 2014 summer interns have been reading.

July 3, 2014

It only took a day for the Court’s “limited” Hobby Lobby decision to start to crack open.

July 2, 2014