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There is a burgeoning effort among Olympic athletes, and even some sports administrators, to loosen the IOC's restrictions on athletes’ ability to engage in political protest.

The Kennedy campaign announced the appointment of Sheriff Steve Tompkins on June 3, just a week after the murder of George Floyd.

Syrian students forced to return home will be in serious danger.

Legalizing marijuana has an especially high appeal among the young voters that can turn a win into a landslide.

Unlike his challenger, Ed Markey has spent the years since his 1994 vote for the Crime Bill introducing reams of transformative legislation.

Some political issues are hard to wrestle with. Legalizing marijuana is easy.

Some states have already started their tumble off the budget cliff.

An alternate view on John Roberts and the Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision

"It’s urgent for the left to reclaim the language of free speech and not leave this discourse to reactionary cranks like Dennis Prager, who is still stewing about the fact that as a white person it is socially unacceptable for him to use the n-word."


A "tender age" six-year-old girl was forced to sign this document after being sexually abused in an immigrant detention center while separated from her mother.

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China is moving to quash dissent in Hong Kong—without consulting the city's lawmakers. What does this mean for the protest movement?

Student debt cancellation would boost GDP by up to $108 billion a year and would add up to 1.5 million jobs per year.

Alec Raeshawn Smith, age 26, was found dead in his apartment on June 27. He was rationing his insulin after he aged out of his parent’s insurance coverage.

By a stunning 30-point margin, millennials support a Green New Deal.

We are proud to endorse @BernieSanders  for president—again! The democratic socialist is the only candidate with a program both realistic and radical enough to meet the challenges of our time.

We rarely do this—only twice before in 150 years—but today we endorse Bernie Sanders for president:

49 years ago today, Fred Hampton was killed by the FBI. In 1976, The Nation published a report on the civil trial that followed, revealing details of COINTELPRO and the gruesome plot to take down the Panthers. Read the full story: