Picture by Joshua M. Hoover (Flickr)

History Lessons

The Supreme Court must clarify a standard of judicial review for laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation.

By Victoria Kwan

Image: New Line Cinema/MGM

Let’s Talk About Cellos

Chloë Grace Moretz plays a cellist in 'If I Stay'—sort of. Here’s what cellos are doing with digital media, and

By Rich Bellis

Protesters in Waco, Texas pray in front of the Planned Parenthood Audre Rapaport Women's Health Center in 2011. The Center has since stopped providing abortions due to new Texas regulations. Picture via John Pisciotta (Flickr)

Southern Standoff

With three new federal rulings, the struggle over abortion access reaches a turning point in the region.

By Victoria Kwan

Not your standard patrol car. Image: Ken Fager (Flickr)

Police State

Comparing American local police forces to NATO members' militaries

By Neil Reilly

Image: Marc Nozell (Flickr)

Antagonizing Principles

Hillary Clinton disagrees with President Obama's "Don't Do Stupid Shit" foreign policy, but her own interventionist approach lacks nuance.

By Jay Pinho

Journalists capture footage from demonstrations in Ferguson, MO, August 18. Image: Light Brigading

When Journalists become Targets

James Foley’s execution and the police response to journalists in Ferguson, M.O. marks a new, grim era for journalism.

By Brian O'Connor

Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois taking the Ice Bucket Challenge with campaign staff, August 16. Image: Pat Quinn (Flickr)

More Than Ice Buckets

At their best, media and public attention – even that achieved by a publicity gimmick gone viral – tell stories

By Jane Carr