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Tower of Babel

Translation is not the art of failure but the art of the possible.

War on women protest

The feminist movement surges into public consciousness, but backlash to basic freedoms never goes away.

Hobby Lobby

How the reckless Hobby Lobby decision has excited the imagination of the right wing.

The scientific race toward “precision medicine” is shifting the ethical foundations of public health.

#BlackLivesMatter demonstration

Minorities confront prejudice and barriers to success in almost every aspect of their lives, but right-wing pundits prefer to blame the victims and the welfare state.

When it comes to the birds and the bees, LGBT Chinese students remain in the dark.

Pro-choice demonstrators in Dublin

New “exceptions” to the country’s total ban on abortion are worthless in practice.

The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights.

Blogs

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.

May 27, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

"It may well be that she has made a real contribution to our salvation."

May 27, 2015

Michael Sam’s need to sign with the Canadian Football League’s Montral franchise shames the NFL but could be the perfect place for Sam to show what he can do.

May 26, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

"The ferry companies noted a great falling off in receipts."

May 24, 2015

“A study of the floor plans of the building, and a journey through it, disclose at once the cheering fact that much thought and care have been spent on the needs of the research student.”

May 23, 2015