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The Reckless Prosecution of ‘Tiger Mandingo’

2 hours 1 min ago
Rod McCullom

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism and the criminalization of black bodies.

A Real Anti-Poverty Movement Can’t Be Led By Millionaires

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:40am
Linda Tirado

Those of us who spend our lives worrying about making rent and buying our kids new crayons need better representation.

America’s Days as a Global Superpower Are Numbered. Now What?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:45am
Michael T. Klare

The first step is to accept the fact that American power is limited and global rule is an impossible fantasy.

How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:41pm
Tim Shorrock

A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them.

The Key to Ending Mass Surveillance? Math.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:39pm
Eleanor Saitta

Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.

What Amazon Taught the Cops

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:37pm
Ingrid Burrington

Predictive policing is just another form of supply-chain efficiency.

How Companies Turn Your Facebook Activity Into a Credit Score

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:35pm
Astra Taylor

Welcome to the new Wild West of data collection without regulation.

These Workers Have a New Demand: Stop Watching Us

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31pm
Jessica Bruder

How workplace surveillance has become a menace to health and safety.

Want to Cut Welfare? There’s an App for That.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:26pm
Virginia Eubanks

Conservatives explore cutting benefits behind a high-tech facade.

‘Tech’ Is Political—How We Respond to It Needs to Be Just as Political

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:33pm
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

New technologies will not solve our problems: People acting collectively will.

Why a Democratic Insurgency Is ‘Whupping’ Obama on Trade

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:25pm
John Nichols

His progressive critics have been studying trade deals for two decades—and they know what they’re talking about.

What We Really Learned From Jeb Bush’s Tongue-Tied Response to Questions About Iraq

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:15pm
Eric Alterman

The mainstream media are unwilling to hold the architects of the war accountable.

What No One Is Saying About the Cleveland Police Shooting Case: It’s Legal Nonsense

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:09pm
Patricia J. Williams

This judge’s ruling could make it a lot harder to prosecute manslaughter.

Fiorina Talks. Iowa Swoons. Will It Last?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:02pm
Calvin Trillin

—Front-page head, The New York Times

How the Irish Became the World’s Leading Gay Activists

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:30am
Margaret Spillane

Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.

How Shifting Immigrant Tides Encouraged Normalization With Cuba

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:19am
Tom Hayden

The Cuban people are beginning a new chapter in what José Martí called ‘‘our America.’’

Comix Nation

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:22am

5 Ways to Take Back Tech

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:00am
Nathan Schneider

Enough of the doom and gloom! Here are a few big ideas for a digital revolution that enriches us all—not just the wealthy.

Enlightened. Elitist. Undemocratic.

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:33pm
David A. Bell

Has the EU followed a path first blazed by Napoleon?

Can Science Go Back to the Future?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:29pm
Cathy Gere

Trying to bring extinct species back to life is the latest symptom of ecological anxiety.