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Feminism Does Not Depend on Whether You Take Your Husband’s Name

5 hours 49 min ago
Michelle GoldbergChanging your name is not a feminist act. At the same time, you have not betrayed feminism if you change your name.

The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats

11 hours 10 min ago
Dave ZirinThe forthcoming film Concussion, starring Will Smith, is coming for the NFL.

What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy

11 hours 19 min ago
Sarah JaffeOn the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking history, Hammer and Hoe, author Robin D.G. Kelley discusses the lessons Alabama’s forgotten black communists can offer today’s activists.

After the Iran Deal: How to Make the Most of the Next 15 Years

12 hours 11 min ago
Alice SlaterIf the US wants to make the Iran deal stick, we have to face up to our broken nuclear promises.

This Labor Ruling Could Give a Big Boost to the Fight For 15

12 hours 22 min ago
Michelle ChenThe National Labor Relations Board just gave “outsourced” workers a new tool to hold employers accountable.

August 31, 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, Dies in a Car Crash in Paris

17 hours 51 min ago
Richard Kreitner“She ended up symbolizing a new set of values: self-invention, psychotherapy, emotional expressivity, egalitarian marriage and women’s right to seek love in and out of wedlock, flamboyant consumerism, public relations, superstardom, the Oprahfication of everything.”

Martin O’Malley Declares That the Democratic Debate Schedule Is ‘Rigged’

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 7:19pm
John NicholsA Democratic contender objects that the deck is stacked to help Hillary Clinton.

August 30, 1944: Molly Ivins Is Born

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 5:00am
Richard Kreitner“Molly’s writing reminds us that dissent is what rescues the democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors, that republican self-government, properly understood, is an uproar and an argument, meant to be loud, raucous, disorderly and fierce.”

August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina Strikes the Gulf Coast

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:00am
Richard Kreitner“Faith-based disaster relief is no substitute for an effective, organized, rapid government response.”

Former Residents of New Orleans’s Demolished Housing Projects Tell Their Stories

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:05pm
Dani McClainWhen public housing was demolished post-Katrina, black women were especially hard hit. A new report examines what their lives look like now.

Ukraine Has Reached a Debt Deal. Now What?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:40am
James CardenThe deal has worrying implications for the IMF’s treatment of Russia.

The Saints Did Not Save New Orleans

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:20am
Dave ZirinThe team has had nearly as tumultuous a decade as the city itself, a reflection of how New Orleans has changed.

The Price of a Manicure Just Went Up for Bad Bosses

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:08am
Michelle ChenNew York state has passed new protections for the salon industry’s most precarious workers.

The Pacific Coast Farm-Worker Rebellion

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:00am
David BaconFrom Baja California to Washington State, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights.

August 28, 1963: The March on Washington

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:00am
Richard Kreitner“After the civil-rights issue has been won, as it will be—that is, after all legally sanctioned forms of Jim Crow discrimination have been removed—what then?”

Walmart Just Instituted Its Own Assault-Weapons Ban

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:13pm
George ZornickThe store is still the country’s biggest gun retailer, however.

Hey, LA: Here’s How You Say ‘No’ to the Olympics

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:44pm
Jonathan Cohn, Robin JacksJust last month, Boston became the first American city in almost 45 years to say ‘no’ to hosting the Olympics. LA, it’s your turn.

Forensic Analysis Shows the Real Planned Parenthood Scandal Is the Videos Themselves

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:49pm
Zoë CarpenterA review finds evidence the sting videos had been “manipulated” and “deceptively edited.”

Elizabeth Warren Is a More Interesting Late-Entry Prospect Than Joe Biden

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:19am
John NicholsIf there is a space for another candidate, why limit the speculation to the vice president?

After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:12am
Laura TuggleTen years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.