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Issue: Before the Revolution

Issue number: 3

How far will the backlash against union-busting go? Read more

Departments

The nuclear disaster in Japan might show the safety risks of nuclear energy, but the costs don't stop there. Read more

Departments

Some workplaces are far more racially diverse than they were decades ago, but striking disparities still exist. Read more

Departments

The sociologist and scholar William Julius Wilson revises his stance on whether Democrats should put race on the agenda. Read more

Special Report

A small Seattle community battles health disparities that disproportionately affect the poor and people of color. Read more

Special Report

With NPR embroiled in another controversy, it's time to ask again whether the media can ever responsibly cover race. Read more

Special Report

The paradoxical reticence of America's first black president and how progressives must fill the vacuum Read more

Special Report

Public opinion on race is often inconsistent. Does political science have the tools to capture all forms of racism? Read more

Special Report

A Chicago suburb proves that America's neighborhoods don't have to be drawn across racial lines. Read more

Special Report

How anti-immigrant sentiment can divide a community -- and what can be done to unite residents Read more

Special Report

We must work together as a nation to confront and defeat racism. Read more

Special Report

White Americans must embrace racial justice as their own cause if we hope to achieve widespread equity. Read more

Special Report

Two books tell the story of the panic over vaccines. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Globalization has cost us more in instability than it's benefited us in efficiency. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Nobody has definitively identified the reasons behind the new kind of ferment that took hold in the 1950s. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

As Obama touts his overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act, progressive reformers are divided between those who think you can close the achievement gap just by focusing on schools -- and those who don't. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

By kowtowing to the deficit hawks, the president is snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Read more

Columns

Recent, radical attacks on abortion rights are the legacy of decades of compromise. Read more

Columns

For the past half-decade, Egyptian workers, journalists, and bloggers have increasingly, and bravely, been standing up to their government. Read more

Features