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In her new book, Carolyn Forché recounts travels in El Salvador during some of its bloodiest days in the dark Reagan 1980s. “The refugees now coming from Central America are normal people,” she says, “running away from something that we helped create Read more

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National Archives

Why our neighbor to the north is so good to its workers, and what labor in the United States can do. Read more

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Born in deeply segregated Mississippi in the 1940s, photographer Doy Gorton grew up surrounded by what he describes as “legalized white supremacy.” Read more

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The artist calls her series a meditation on “the tidbits of life” that make us who we are, and what happens when we have to flee. Read more

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A new release illustrates the life of the socialist visionary, pacifist, and presidential candidate. Read more

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A new book corrects the record on the anti-imperialist historian—a close ally of “The Progressive’s” founder—whose work was much maligned by pro-empire liberals. Read more

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Race has played a heavy hand in the fates of soldiers facing death sentences in the U.S. military. Read more

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An Interview with Ibram X. Kendi Read more

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He refused to choose between economic equality and an end to racially-based discrimination. Read more

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What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of Donald Trump’s border wall? Read more

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“On the Basis of Sex,” a flashy biopic, contributes to the pop-deification of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more

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We don’t mince words or suppress facts, when public utterance demands plain talk! Read more

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The massacre serves as far more than a historical footnote for Indians. Read more

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U.N.

In the current age of authoritarian-leaning governments, politicians and activists see this declaration as more important than ever. Read more

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White House

Bush deserves credit for what he did to make the ADA happen. But federal civil rights laws are just empty symbolic gestures unless the executive branch vigorously enforces them and judges take them seriously. Read more

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The term “lying in state” is used when former leaders are commemorated after death, and more rarely applied when leaders are in office. We look back on our coverage of the former President. Read more

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Showtime

A new docuseries begs the question: is the enemy of our enemy really our friend? Read more

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Yoichi Okamoto

Hubert Humphrey could have blown the whistle on Nixon, but didn’t. Read more

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