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Women of color who hold public office in Europe and the United States frequently attract intense scrutiny. In the United States, the outspoken U.S. representatives Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib...

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Since openly gay South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his bid for the presidency, news outlets have been full of stories about Buttigieg and his husband. By highlighting the novelty of...

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Seven Democratic presidential candidates gathered on national television early in the 1988 campaign to debate each other. The field of candidates, derided by Republicans as the “Seven Dwarfs,” pales...

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg recently proposed massively expanding national service programs. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor told MSBNC journalist Rachel Maddow he thinks it should...

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It’s spring, and in America’s state capitals legislatures are winding up their business and, too often, bringing out the padlocks. All 50 states give the public the right to see government records...

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Japan wants talks with North Korea, and its prime minister thinks Donald Trump can help. On May 3, North Korea, a nuclear power, launched short-range missiles off its east coast, uncomfortably close...

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The Trump administration wants to make people fleeing persecution in their home countries pay for something they’ve long gotten for free: the right to apply for asylum in the United States. As an immigration...

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History books may never tell the full story of the dictatorship that terrorized Argentina from 1976 to 1984. But newly declassified United States military and intelligence documents recently delivered...

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Like Donald Trump, Richard Nixon tried to stonewall congressional investigations into crimes allegedly committed in the White House. “Why, we’ll just let it go to the (Supreme) Court. Fight it like...

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The Mueller report was supposed to settle, once and for all, the controversy over whether the Trump team colluded with Russians or obstructed justice. Clearly it has not. Reactions to the report have...