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The anti-poverty group ACORN was crucial to recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina hit.
Women on the US-Mexico border seek alternatives to embattled abortion clinics.
Activists in Boston shape energy policy through new community-labor alliances.
A new law narrows the gap in cocaine sentencing and signals a shift in priorities.
It’s hard to get charged up for a fight on behalf of net “neutrality.” But decisions made now about how we communicate online could warp every political debate in the future.
Pundits are pushing aid to Pakistan because it’s good PR. Does anyone really think that if US helicopters drop water bottles in the south of Pakistan it will cancel the hatred for US drones in the north?
The right-wing "owns" sex—it’s always taught to children on their terms.
Nine years after 9/11, hatred of Islam has infected many Americans. How else can we explain the opposition to an Islamic community center two blocks away from where the attacks took place?
In Javier Marías’s trilogy Your Face Tomorrow, the self is composed of borrowed languages and an uncertain voice.
Rafael Ferrer and Christian Marclay prize an aesthetic of spontaneous responsiveness irrespective of subject.
Because of Gaza, "everything is tainted" in Israel, according to Gideon Levy.
This puzzle originally appeared in the September 13, 1975, issue.