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Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Muslim students

A new report documents incidents of bigotry and suggests fighting bad speech with counter speech.

Internet protest

The commissioners are considering rules that would allow telecom giants to control it with “pay to play” schemes.

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Vanishing ice cap

Why do ideologues who would leave the country vulnerable to catastrophe enjoy prestigious posts in journalism?

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Trayvon protest

Schools are resegregating, it’s getting harder to vote, too many are incarcerated—America is becoming more separate and less equal.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Blogs

The supposed heart of British democracy has become a searing wound of rage and retribution.

December 10, 2010

Readers respond to Obama's controversial tax cut compromise.

December 10, 2010

Reed talks media and Obama's tax cut compromise, and argues that the best political route doesn't always cut straight down the middle of the road.

December 9, 2010

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday—he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. If women's security is suddenly Interpol's priority—that's big news!

December 7, 2010

As a DREAM Act vote nears in the Senate, all eyes are on the shrinking group of Senators who might still change their minds.

December 7, 2010

Pity the sports columnist who reaches for sanctimony in the Gomorrah of college football. Two voters for the 2010 Heisman Trophy, the sport's top award, have announced that they won't vote for Auburn quarterback Cam Newton because of their moral qualms about Newton's "integrity." They are simply profiles in hypocrisy.

December 7, 2010

The Congressional Budget Office reports that the DREAM Act would reduce the deficit by $1.4 billion over the next decade. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has given it her public support. Now seven university students in San Antonio prepare themselves to enter their 28th day of a debilitating hunger strike—one that's gaining traction nationwide.

December 7, 2010