Gun Violence


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Demonstrators used Virginia’s annual Lobby Day to rage against the Democratic legislature’s imminent, and popular, gun safety proposals. Read more

Law and Justice

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The 2010s saw a surge in activism. Here are some of the highlights. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Robert Emmons Jr. is challenging 27-year incumbent Bobby Rush in the Democratic primary. Read more


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Marcia Brown

At a forum in southeastern Virginia, candidates embrace a cause that once was political poison. Read more



Brittany Gibson

While Democrats win its statewide elections, Republicans have clung to a narrow legislative majority. But next week’s elections may end their reign. Read more

, Politics


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By arguing that ‘the left’ represents as dangerous a threat as mass shooters and right-wing terrorists, Times writer Bari Weiss cheapens the crisis facing America, one that she has witnessed firsthand. Read more



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We’re making progress on mental illness, as we go backwards on the proliferation of military weapons. Read more

Law and Justice


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Talk has increased that Beto O’Rourke should end his presidential campaign to take on John Cornyn in a Senate race. Even if he doesn’t, Democrats have a shot to make gains in the Lone Star State. Read more

Law and Justice


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The president of the United States stokes the right-wing disinformation machine. Read more

Law and Justice


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Trump has been inviting carnage, and now he has it. Read more

Law and Justice


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The perpetrators may live on society’s fringes, but their call to hate comes from the president of the United States. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

How high schoolers in the Washington, D.C., area arranged housing, food, and programs for the weekend’s marchers, and transformed themselves into political organizers Read more

Civil Rights in America

The hundreds of thousands of people who marched in the streets for stronger gun laws have signaled a new social movement. Read more

Law and Justice


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Trump’s call to return to the old days of large-scale involuntary mental hospitalization makes no rational sense. Read more

Law and Justice

Even if you believe in gun rights, it's become hard not to see the NRA as a bunch of loony birds. Read more

Law and Justice

Law enforcement officers thwarting school plots seize caches of weapons as the gun debate continues. Read more

Law and Justice


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Shortened lives, whether from gun violence or lack of health care, is of no concern to Republican leaders. Read more

Law and Justice


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A conversation with former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Read more

Law and Justice