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Torture, Collective Bargaining And Getting Our Own House In Order

Lillian Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

At this time of uprising in the world, we would do well to attend to our own blind spots. Having seen the brutality in other countries, might we be ready to take on brutality in our own?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sebastian Gutierrez on Electra Luxx

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun?

Christians Lament "Debt Crisis," Call For "Intergenerational Justice"

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Biblical Justice is more than a private virtue or moral platitude. Justice is a commitment to care for those who are powerless, to speak for those who lack a voice.

The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

The weak are not as impotent as they once were. Using weapons of mass destruction and strategies of mass disruption, the disenfranchised can bring modern life to a stop. Humiliation is a time bomb.

Michelle Alexander And Dr. Vincent Harding Visit Manual High School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"How many of you know someone who has been killed in gang violence?" Denver teacher and self-awareness coach Ra Maat asks an auditorium half-filled wi...

Who Needs the Government?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

As President Obama recently said, "We are the government." It makes no sense to be anti-government in the American context, unless you are opposed to the values that it represents.

A Gay Rights Angle on the Egyptian Revolution?

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Franke

Mubarak was able to degrade civilian criminal court procedures and render them more like the national security courts by and through the prosecution of an unpopular minority: gay men.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Iciar Bollain and Paul Laverty on Even the Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Columbus did not land in Bolivia. But a Spanish film crew has chosen that country to shoot their historic recreation of that event because, well, it's cheaper.

History Made in the Ecuadorian Amazon!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

The people of the Ecuadorian Amazon took on that struggle of a lifetime and yesterday the court made its decision -- Chevron is guilty.

In Defense of Shame

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

This speech is adapted from a speech given at the Yale Political Union's annual Gardner-White Prize debate. This year's resolution was "Resolved: Bri...

Yale Political Union Debates "Resolved: Bring Back The Stocks"

Yale Political Union | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yale Political Union

On Tuesday, February 8, the Yale Political Union held its annual Gardner-White Prize Debate, on the topic "Resolved: Bring Back The Stocks." The winn...

Justice Remains Elusive for Many at U.S. Prison in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As the war in Afghanistan drags into its tenth year, the United States doesn't need more martyrs. It does need to do a much better job of winning regional support for its mission. Sending innocent prisoners home would be a good start.

Guilty: The Decapitation of Aasiya Zubair

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Though many people claimed to love Aasiya, none of them did enough. Laws are useless in the face of inadequate support systems in a person's family and friend network that can help extract one from her abusive situation.

In Chevron RICO Suit Against Amazonians, Who's the Real Gangster?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Last week, Chevron filed a RICO suit against a remote Ecuadorian community. That's right: the oil giant is using a law intended to rein in the Mafia against 47 inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest.

Sam Stein

Reid To Test Informal Agreement With GOP, Pushing Judicial Nominees This Week | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first effort to break through what White House counsel Bob Bauer called a cold war political standoff over judicial confirmations wi...

With Liberty And Justice For All: Why The Bible Promotes Equality

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

Faith may have invoked divine justice but experience repeatedly contradicted it. From where, then, did that expectation of a world ruled by a fair and equitable distribution of its resources come?

As the World Crumbles, I Mean Turns...

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

Are Potter, Payne and Taylor winning? Is the greedy side of our human nature overcoming our natural tendency toward helping one another? Where is Mr. Smith when we so need him to stay in Washington anyway?

The Revelation of Relevance

Mehret Mandefro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mehret Mandefro

What can Tunisa and Egypt teach us about access, control, and the amazing things that happen when people have data connection?

After the State of the Union, Time to Get to Work

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

The president laid out his plan to move our country through this critical time in our history. His plans to embrace innovation, spur job creation and foster compromise are bold, attainable and much needed.

The Internet You Need

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg


Does Immigration Reform Have a Marketing Problem?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Instead of pointing out how unfair our policies are -- which is true but a loser's lament -- immigration-reform advocates need to make it clear that a massive-deportation philosophy will cost money.

A Right Denied: The Hyde Amendment Violates Women's Civil Rights

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his poignant words that a "right delayed is a right denied." This is as true for reproductive rights as it is for other civil and human rights.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Richard J. Lewis on Barney's Version

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Barney's Version is a comedy of foibles, an examination of a man whose life swings wildly between moments of sheer foolishness and uncommon grace. And it's directed by Richard J. Lewis.

Scalia et al Make Up Corporate Constitutional Rights

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

The Supreme Court has divined new rights to corporations not found in the Constitution -- rights that run precisely counter to the idea of guarding against concentrated power.

Pakistan Deserves the Opportunity to Succeed

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Terrorism will always make headlines, but given the political jockeying in Pakistan, many media groups are running alarmist, nearly hysterical headlines predicting the imminent doom of Pakistani democracy.