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Ferguson, Obama and justice

Like everyone else these days in the media, I watched President Obama’s statement on Iraq and Ferguson while simultaneously monitoring the reaction on Twitter. He was hammered right and left. General consensus: He seemed tired, passionless, overly measured and vague. He obviously wanted to talk about Iraq more than Ferguson — because there was good […]

The right’s “bombshell” deceit: Why the left’s defense of Perry reveals so much

Tons of big-time liberals are saying Rick Perry's indictment looks weak. Can you imagine the right ever doing that?

Ann Coulter’s grossest triumph: How she fleeced the New York Times

The paper of record's assault on Rick Perlstein calls to mind a mirror-image situation that will make you scream

America’s new racial low point: More crying black mothers, and tear gas on our dreams

I am emotionally exhausted. But it's time to tell the truth about the scary, enraging times this nation confronts

What the media isn’t telling you about Lauren Bacall (and Humphrey Bogart)

Mostly overlooked in the flood of tributes to the star of "To Have and To Have Not": She was a true-blue liberal

9 spectacularly homophobic church signs

A few religious readers appear to have radically reinterpreted Jesus' teachings of peace and understanding

Cop Being Sued Over Beating Is Now a Ferguson City Councilwoman

In 2009, police in Ferguson, Missouri arrested Henry M. Davis on suspicion of driving under the influence and took him to jail. What followed is described in court documents as "physical contact between the officers and Mr. Davis." One...Show More Summary

A Light unto the Nations

Israel must preserve itself if it wishes its light to be seen.

Miller Hopes Palin Touch Will Lead to Second Primary Upset

Three Republicans in Alaska about to face off for chance to face Begich.

We're Watching This Livestream From Ferguson

The situation in Ferguson continues to deteriorate Monday night. The curfew imposed by Gov. Jay Nixon was lifted Monday as he called in the National Guard to help police the area. We'll be periodically keeping tabs on this livestream...Show More Summary

“I was going to gay bars, having affairs”: George Takei on the torments of life in the closet

The actor, who plays himself in a new documentary, on the coming-out process, "Star Trek" and feuding with Shatner

I asked my husband to take away my credit card

I've always believed in financial independence in marriage. But as my spending spun out of control, so did my life

Stalin, Castro, Barbie: An Excerpt From Eduardo Galeano's Latest Book, "Mirrors"

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano's history of humanity, Mirrors (Nation Books). Stalin He learned to write in the language of Georgia, his homeland, but in...Show More Summary

Quiz: Are you a New York Times trend-piece Millennial?

In honor of the conclusion that millennials are "Generation Nice," find out to see where you fit in

Obama: Men of color are seen as “objects of fear”

On Monday, Obama spoke about Michael Brown and racial disparities in the criminal justice system

Cliven Bundy vs. Ferguson’s peaceful demonstrators: A tale of two protests

Bundy engaged in armed resistance to avoid paying fees. Compare that to peaceful protests responding to a lost life

Go behind the scenes of “Cosmos” with Neil deGrasse Tyson and creator Ann Druyan

In a recent "StarTalk" broadcast, Tyson talks to "Cosmos" co-writer and executive producer Ann Druyan

7 things cops can be fired for

None of these is as bad as murder... mostly because nothing is as bad as murder

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