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Bill Maher

The comedian on drawing blue crowds in red states, his campaign to unseat a terrible Congressman and why it’s wrong to say anyone should be taken off the air.

Pro-choice demonstration

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

The Supreme Court’s decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

Attica Prison

A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.

Stadium in Brazil

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”

Protest

From education to gun control, progressive movements need to do a better job empowering the people whose interests they claim to serve.

Border

Along the US-Mexico border, the high-powered cameras are pointed at you and the drones are above you.

Blogs

The real story behind the most political, controversial, inspiring moment in Olympics, if not sports, history: the black gloved salute of  runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

July 25, 2012

If the US is committed to an AIDS-free generation, why is it excluding some of the most vulnerable communities?

July 25, 2012

A growing body of evidence suggests that, at least mentally, the line between James Holmes and a Muslim jihadist may not be too thick.

July 25, 2012

A 93-year-old woman who voted in every election for five decades will lose her right to vote this November. The question of constitutionality that presents goes before a judge tomorrow.

July 24, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

With the return of the largest global AIDS conference to the US after a two decade absence, marginalized groups are still fighting for a seat at the table.

July 24, 2012

Aurora isn’t likely to strengthen our gun laws. In fact, our existing gun laws are poised to get much weaker.

July 23, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

Young women create their own justice using social media.

July 23, 2012

Today's extrajudicial move by the NCAA will effect people far beyond Penn State.

July 23, 2012