This is the time to launch a campaign to define the terms of the debate. Conventional wisdom is congealing.
Contemptible heroes fight for justice while swimming against the powerful currents of emotion on their own side.
60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, segregation continues to define the public school experience.
What does it take for a condemned person to win a resentencing? The following story first appeared on Mother Jones. For more great Mother Jones content, click here to subscribe. When people recount their alcohol consumption after a night on the town, or even a serious bender, they usually think about it in terms of drinks.
Sotomayor tries but fails to ‘educate’ her race-blind colleagues. On Tuesday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor did not sit idly by as a majority of the men on the court turned yet another blind eye to the ugly realities of how race distorts the lives of Americans as they upheld a Michigan ballot measure banning race-conscious university admissions.
The actor and his 'West Wing' alter ego have a clear message for Congress and President Obama. On Tuesday, Brave New Films released a new PSA calling on Congress to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act.
'The news media has set the 2016 speculatron.' Jon Stewart tore into the searingly obvious media and Republican sexism surrounding the announcement that Hillary Clinton will become a grandmother later this year.
The popular sharing economy pioneer responds to political pressure by purging its listings. Airbnb was in court in New York on Tuesday, battling with the state attorney general over the question of how much information about its “hosts” the company should be required to reveal to the state.
A new kind of Birtherism. Exciting news from the American political scene: birtherism is back! No, not birtherism as in the nonsensical conspiracy theory about Barack Obama actually being born in Kenya, once so popular among political geniuses including Donald Trump.
As the hype around quinoa builds, so do big questions about the problems with its production. Quinoa is rising up the popularity charts as a food staple in U.S.
Finance is under-taxed, making a global wealth tax more timely than ever. Thomas Piketty's new book, “Capital for the 21st Century,” has done a remarkable job of focusing public attention on the growth of inequality in the last three decades and the risk that it will grow further in the decades ahead.
Long-time organizer and activist Jane McAlevey challenges the abandonment of organizing by progressives.
Appallingly, cultural tastemakers are helping rebrand rape as pre-consensual sex. On “Game of Thrones” this week, Jaime Lannister raped his sister Cersei while she told him, “no,” “it’s not right,” “please no,” and “not here.” When asked by television writer Alan Sepinwall if he viewed the scene as rape, director Alex Graves said, “Well, it becomes consensual by the end.” My first instinct upon reading this was to tweet something about a facepalm and move on.
From epic day of citizen action to marketing gimmick in just 40-odd years. It probably has something to do with the fact that I’m one of the last sentimentalists standing in this ironic age, but I’ll admit that I get a little misty eyed when I think about the first Earth Day.
At state and local levels, while the poorest fifth of Americans pay an average tax rate of over 11 percent, the richest 1% pay half that rate.
A study shows that bad relationships cause girls real damage. The lesson? Teach young women to value themselves.
Google’s plot for world domination now includes your credit cards. Google wants your money. Or, more precisely, Google wants your bank account and credit card info.
Since the coup that toppled Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's human rights record has gotten much much worse. After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.
When we use campaigns to exaggerate differences among us, it becomes harder to use the time between them to bind us together.
The Obama Administration continues to rollback oppressive sentences for those with non-violent drug convictions An unnamed White House Official has told Yahoo!