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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 slackening of state gun regulations has all the absurdity of a joke, but none of the humor.”

June 23, 2014

US media are (finally) facing criticism for relying on the same horribly wrong sources that led us to war in Iraq in 2003.

June 22, 2014

Whether in Brazil or the United States, opponents of Native rights have taken to the tactic of pretending indigenous social justice activists simply do not exist.

June 21, 2014

“We’re really concerned that these detention centers…will not be under compliance with international law.”

June 20, 2014

Professional dress was created with the male worker in mind, and the unclear guidelines facing women shows we haven’t fully accepted them in the workplace.

June 20, 2014

This week: the ISIS, hip-hop in Pakistan, and confronting Cohn's assertion about Latin@ identity

June 19, 2014

Another day of World Cup games means another day of protests from the Brazilian people. 

June 19, 2014

Women of color are affected by racism too. We can’t keep sending the message that they aren’t.

June 19, 2014

After weeks of denying access, Border Patrol officials finally let reporters look inside two controversial immigrant processing centers. 

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014