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Sandra Tsing Loh

Menopause isn’t “The Change,” she says. Instead, fertility is what’s unusual.

Monica Lewinsky

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

We don’t know where sexualized violence falls in the terrible hierarchy of damage from this conflict, but we know it’s happening—and it’s important to gather evidence now.

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

New York Public Library

After public outcry, the library’s $300 million project to demolish stacks and sell off branch libraries has collapsed.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

Maureen Dowd

Critics like Maureen Dowd of the Times live in an Oz-like dream world.


Sarah Palin's capacity to mobilize in spite of her gaffes is what makes her a more dangerous candidate to head the RNC.

July 7, 2010

National Organization for Women says it is time for the Louisiana senator—a patron of prostitutes and employer of an abusive aide—to go.

July 6, 2010

The USC professor of sociology and gender studies discusses his latest report on the role of gender in televised sports.

July 6, 2010

Your holiday weekend "cheat sheet" of the best and worst in media & politics, updated all weekend, plus videos and a few laughs.

July 5, 2010

Inside the battle for healthcare reform. Plus: Two must-see videos and a special honor for The Nation.

July 2, 2010

The best things about America can usually be found embodied in our national music.

July 2, 2010

Instead of rape, let's just call it, "unilateral, physical intimacy." Instead of torture, let's just call it, "enhanced interrogation techniques," and pretend that it's not morally wrong.

July 2, 2010

On the Weigel and McChrystal sagas and more of the week's absurdities.

July 2, 2010

Although pundits galore like to do it—a lot—it makes no sense to lump the sexes into undifferentiated groups.

July 1, 2010

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa strongly supports Arizona's anti-constitutional, anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070. He also supports people coming to the park to voice their political concerns. We should take him up on that.

July 1, 2010