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August 27, 2014

  • How can the Republicans be winning?

    The political momentum is with Republicans going into the 2014 midterm elections--and Democrats have no one to blame for it but themselves.

  • What divides Black America?

    The revolt in Ferguson has been politically polarizing among African Americans--with the fault lines reflecting class differences.

  • Kollontai rediscovered

    A recently republished biography of Alexandra Kollontai offers an important examination of the contributions of this important revolutionary.

  • Pure propaganda for the warrior police

    A hopelessly biased and myopic CNN segment reduced the militarization of police departments to one bank robbery.

  • Translating from the Zionism

    The actor and playwright responds to an newspaper ad directed at whipping up pro-Israel support in Hollywood.

  • A matter of academic freedom

    A professor in Turkey has been charged with libel for criticizing a local political leader and his municipal policies.

August 26, 2014

  • Making sure the world remembers

    The powerful public funeral for Mike Brown turned out thousands of people--and raised questions about the next steps in this struggle.

  • UIUC's bankrupt case against Steven Salaita

    University officials have broken their silence, but their justifications for the firing of Steven Salaita are even more disturbing.

  • Ferguson is a test

    It might not be on the new Common Core exams, but the killing of Michael Brown is a test for our nation's schools nonetheless.

  • Putting Larry's killer on trial

    Austin, Texas, Detective Charles Kleinert is finally on trial for the killing of Larry Jackson, committed over a year ago.

  • Seeing through the chairman's new clothes

    Pierre Ryckmans was one of the few authors on the left during the 1960s and '70s to criticize China's Cultural Revolution.

August 25, 2014

August 21, 2014

  • The roots of racism and rebellion in Ferguson

    The racism and inequality woven into Ferguson's history created the conditions for both Mike Brown's murder and the powerful protests against it.

  • A civil liberties emergency

    An ACLU staffer present at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., describes the routine violations of basic rights that he's witnessed.

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