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Can President Obama end perpetual war?

Can President Obama end perpetual war?

01/25/13 07:00PM

Demos senior fellow Bob Herbert, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, Wired’s Spencer Ackerman, and Ret. Col. Jack Jacobs imagine what a more peaceful world would look like and discuss whether it’s possible to finally stop continuous threats against the... watch

Roe victory faces challenges more than 40 years after win

01/25/13 04:57PM

Pro-choice supporters celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling this past Tuesday. The landmark case allowed women to make their own choices regarding reproductive rights, a topic formerly shielded from public debate. The controversial victory has since led to turbulence over the court's decision as individual... read more

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Women in combat? OK, but what about the sexual assaults?

01/24/13 04:30PM

In a move that surprised many, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced a major change to Pentagon policy on Wednesday. He followed up with a press conference Thursday afternoon announcing that, as of 2016, women will be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles. Though women have in practice been serving in artillery, armor, and infantry... read more

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Child poverty rates increase unabated

01/24/13 08:08AM

Climate change, tax increases, and marriage equality are some of the major policy debate topics that have garnered much national attention in the past year. Child poverty, a less publicized yet vital issue, has surfaced again as a pressing public concern, with new statistics to go along with it. read more

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Immigration reform isn't an 'if,' but a 'when'

01/22/13 11:44PM

President Obama's inauguration speech Monday highlighted founding American ideals as well as the necessary steps needed to ensure future prosperity. In that respect, the president mentioned climate change and LGBTQ rights, surprising some. But it wasn't at all unexpected to hear him allude to immigration reform.... read more

Myrlie Evers in 1965. (AP Photo/files)

Remembering the women who made a King

01/22/13 12:05PM

From President Obama continuing the National Day of Service tradition, to taking the oath of office with his hand on the King family bible, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an unmistakable presence throughout Inauguration weekend.... read more

Visitors to the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site watch a broadcast of the inauguration of President Barack Obama Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The new normalcy of a black president

01/21/13 01:54PM

There was a moment during the inauguration when my attention shifted from the spectacle of a president being sworn in, his elegant wife holding the bible as he took the oath of office to something far less notable. The National Mall was filled with citizens who had come from across the country to witness this ritual, but those aerial shots from... read more

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