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August 31, 2022
How Emmett Till’s Death Led to the Invention of the “Liberal Media”
The young Black man’s murder is an outrage that still haunts our history. So do the lies in the media set in motion by the discovery of his mutilated body 67 years ago today.
July 25, 2022
The Arizona Prison System Is Censoring “The Nation.” We’re Doing Something About It.
Arizona prison authorities are stopping incarcerated people from reading
. We’re working with the ACLU’s National Prison Project to assert their First Amendment rights.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 23, 2022
Reviving the Bracero Program Is the Wrong Answer for Workers
Not even Biden’s own Labor Department believes that the administration’s proposal to bring in more seasonal farm labor will improve working conditions.
June 1, 2022
What Is Organizing, Anyway?
Change won’t succeed if we wait for it to happen from the top down. History proves that.
April 29, 2022
The Supreme Court Has Just Invented a New Way to Harass Vulnerable People
In a landmark ruling, the six conservatives ruled to limit people’s ability to recover damages after they’ve faced discrimination—thus making it easier to discriminate.
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April 15, 2022
Jackie Robinson’s Last Fight
As baseball celebrates the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s breaking the color line, it’s worth remembering a man at odds with his own myth.
March 28, 2022
Interracial Marriage Under Attack: Thinking the Unthinkable
As the conservative legal movement grows more emboldened, are there any protections that will remain unquestioned?
January 11, 2022
The Indomitable Rev. Addie L. Wyatt
The trailblazing Black labor leader and civil rights activist took her fight for equality from the packinghouse to the pulpit.
October 6, 2021
Closing Rikers Island Is a Matter of Life and Death
Isaabdul Karim wasn’t sentenced to death. In fact, he was never sentenced at all.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 23, 2021
Are Bans Against School Mask Mandates Against the Law?
The Biden administration may use disability rights legislation to require masks in schools.
David M. Perry