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Disco saved me from the Bible Belt

In Georgia, disco bashing was a convenient cover for racism and homophobia. I found escape in its infectious beat

I spent 40 years looking for the kid who bullied me: “I think we do carry those childhood injustices with us”

Allen Kurzweil was haunted for decades. He tells us how he found guts to face the past in his book "Whipping Boy"

Banksy beautifies Gaza by reminding us of its devastation

Thanks to the elusive street artist, the world is once again looking at the carnage of Israel's 50-day offensive

You would’ve hated your heroes: Why history’s great men seem so morally deficient

Winston Churchill was racist. Albert Einstein was a chauvinist. And that's not even the half of it!

Love and basketball

After our dad died from cancer, a friendly competition between my brother and me became more than just a game

Is there any case for religion? Christianity, Islam, atheism and my search for balance and truth

What's good about religion? Does it lead to violence? Are atheists right? Looking to history for real answers

American mass transit is dying

Three of the four largest systems in the country have been crippled this winter — and the worst is yet to come

This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game

Money is speech, dollars have more influence than people -- it's time to be honest about the plutocracy we live in

Scientists are hunting for black holes on the South Pole

Researchers believe its difficult-to-access telescope will allow them to see into the center of the Milky Way

John Travolta, Joe Biden and why men touch women’s bodies without asking

Viral videos of the vice president and "Pulp Fiction" star bely our troubling tolerance for sexual harrasment

The 1 percent’s immigration con: How big business adds to income inequality, pits workers against each other

Doctors, lawyers and Wall Street are doing great. Blue-collar America, less so. That must guide immigration reform

“SNL” offends viewers with controversial ISIS sketch

Many found the sketch -- about a father sending his daughter off to join ISIS -- to be in poor taste

Our election system’s anti-minority bias is even worse than you think

Since SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, things have gotten bad — and are getting worse

Watch Rudy Giuliani transform into Birdman on “SNL”

The former Mayor (Taran Killam) laments his descent from greatness with the help of a winged alter-ego

Libertarianism is for petulant children: Ayn Rand, Rand Paul and the movement’s sad “rebellion”

Libertarians fancy themselves radicals, and yet their rallying cry can be reduced to "You're not the boss of me!"

“It would be easy to be pessimistic, but pessimism has never changed the world”: Life lessons from a global poverty hero

"My work is not about busting through Westernized glass ceilings; it’s about survival," says BOMA's Kathleen Colson

Religion’s new atheist scapegoat: Why the Chapel Hill shootings weren’t about Islamophobia

The killing earlier this month of three young Muslims by an atheist was horrible — but it wasn't a hate crime

Rahm Emanuel’s moment of reckoning: How he ended up in a fight for his political life

Emanuel had the money, the machine and the establishment behind him. So why is he in a runoff?

It’s worse than Scott Walker and Ted Cruz: Secrets of conservatives’ decades-long war on truth

The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent. That's why their decades-long strategy is to lie

“I realize now that he was sexless”

Much has written about T.E. Lawrence's sexual preferences. Now, the real story of a deep affection for an Arab boy

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