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The new culture warby Irin Carmon
Welcome to the new culture war, this time rebranded as a battle over religious liberty.
Why Gov. Jay Nixon’s Ferguson Commission just might workby Trymaine Lee
The 16-member commission marks the first step in the tough work of sifting through all the detritus left in the fallout from Michael Brown’s killing.
Hillary Clinton's first 2016 challengersby Alex Seitz-Wald and Jane C. Timm
Trans woman’s choice: Change your life or dieby Irin Carmon
Trans activist Wendi Cooper has overcome a lot, but there are still barriers to topple. Read her story on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Feds shuttering controversial immigrant detention centerby Amanda Sakuma
Federal officials on Tuesday announced plans to shutter a controversial detention center designed to lock up immigrant children and their families. Immigrant families held in Artesia, New Mexico – where officials converted a federal law enforcement training camp into a makeshift detention center in June – will be relocated to a new facility in South Texas with the capacity to hold thousands, rather than hundreds, of new inmates.