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Northward Bound

Lawrence painted what he saw and what he knew: strivers and beggars, children and prostitutes, gamblers and preachers, and above all women, like his mother.

'Selma'

'Selma' dramatizes one moment in the civil-rights movement when Martin Luther King, wracked by doubts and intimations of mortality, could have put his goals on hold.

Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

What you may have heard is how racially polarized the country is in its reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown. But polarization is the wrong concept here.

LBJ's Way

The justified revival of Lyndon B. Johnson’s standing brings with it new appreciation of the durability of the social reforms enacted on his watch.

No Ground for 'Stand Your Ground'

We should not have had to go through another racially charged trial in Florida to learn that “stand your ground” laws are a failure.

A More Benevolent Nation?

Falling crime rates mean that prison and sentencing reforms are among the few matters on which there is hope for cooperation across partisan and ideological lines.

Recording Angel with a Camera

Among the virtues of Ryan Coogler's film "Fruitvale Station" is the way he shows how numerous definitions of the word "tragedy" may apply.

Fighting Back on Voting Rights

Since the Supreme Court threw out Section 4 of the VRA, conservative legislators in several states have sought to pass laws making it harder to vote.

The Painful Paradoxes of Race

It tells us something about America in 2013 that two successful African American men chose independently to underscore the same truth about Trayvon Martin's killing.

A Natural

When historical events fall into line with Hollywood’s eternal quest for easy thrills and easy tears, the result can be a movie like 42. The story of how...

Walled In

Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, oversees counterterrorism and intelligence gathering in Israel and the Palestinian territories. It also bears...

A Right, Not a Gift

The months leading up to the 2012 election saw a wave of attempts by Republican state legislators to suppress turnout among likely Democratic voters. A number of...
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Wedged Apart

January 28, 2013 | 0 comments