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Democracies rely on the free exchange of ideas and information, but that freedom can also be weaponized to erode democratic debate. How can democratic societies protect—and protect themselves from—the free flow of digital information?
Henry Farrell, Bruce Schneier
Traditional worker organizing has failed on every level. But new approaches are finding success, pointing the way to a more just future.
Sarita Gupta, Stephen Lerner, Joseph A. McCartin
Taking a stand against Trump has material consequences for government workers. Here's how we can help.
Stop-and-frisk and broken-windows policing have ravaged black communities, treating everyone as criminals, while failing to make cities any safer. Now Trump wants to revive them.
Throughout the twentieth century, bipartisan consensus was that black youth were latent criminals in need of abundant policing.
Kelly Lytle Hernández
Many see gayness as inseparable from city life. But many LGBT Americans—particularly queer black folks—live in rural places. Their invisibility to the gay rights movement is a problem.
A Massachusetts high court ruling acknowledges that black men aren’t wrong for wanting to run from police.
Undocumented immigrants face horrible conditions in U.S. detention, with little legal recourse.
Government has always played an outsize role in creating jobs—and still can.
Claude S. Fischer
America continues to be haunted by our need to grieve.
Integration doesn’t guarantee equality or freedom.
States are stealing from orphans to pad their budgets. And it's legal.
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