Paul Wellstone showed us that politics "by the people, for the people" is actually possible.
How the out-of-control emphasis on high-stakes testing jeopardizes school reform.
Faith for Change seeks to support public education—without crossing the church-state divide.
A California measure would fight crime—and deficits—by repealing capital punishment.
Just because you can set something on fire doesn't mean you should.
"We've been caught up in conflict and violence for so long." —Congolese pastor
Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church.
Sometimes I fly through my schedule so fast that I zoom past the craft.
Stanford anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann discusses the social science behind the evangelical relationship with God.
The wonderful thing about Pixar’s Brave is how it negates the historic disempowerment of female fairy tale protagonists.
Solidarity may be all but dead in our politics, but it still lives around the edges of our culture.
Westboro Baptist Church’s absurd notions of humanity are readily evident, in both word and picture, in Joanie Eppinga’s interview of researcher Rebecca Barrett-Fox (“The Face of Hate,” June 2012).
Regarding Jim Rice’s column “Fairness for Whom?” (June 2012): One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s prophecies fits the effects of today’s right-wing political agenda with uncanny accuracy: “A nation that continues year afte
I really appreciated your article about Ada María Isasi-Díaz, “The Mother of Mujerista Theology” (by Rose Marie Berger, July 2012).
About love she was all wrong, / the old capitalist, patron saint / of the self-made rich. How well / she misunderstood the paradox deep / as mothers’ grief:
Jonathan Kozol, author of Fire in the Ashes, talks about the gripping stories of poor children, the problems of “obsessive testing,” and how to build a school system worthy of a real democracy. An interview by Elaina Ramsey.