A novel of the American Civil War that combines realism with the powerful folklore surrounding defiant women.
46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks has been arrested and charged.
Detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi's account of the camp is heartbreaking. But it is crucial the truth is told.
We are horrified and disgusted by the reaction to the rape and death of Rehtaeh Parsons, but we aren’t surprised.
The controversial church has a firm hold on many of its members. But Nate Phelps, son of the church’s infamous patriarch, wanted out.
Arlene Harrison runs a tight ship managing Gramercy Park.
When we talk about rape victims, “I Believe Her” is powerful because it’s simple; because it’s simple, it slides into being simplistic. Both the alleged frat house gang rape described by Rolling Stone, and Shia LeBeouf's accusations against a woman who visited his art installation, reveal its strengths and weaknesses.
Suzanne Moore’s Telling Tales column.
Chuck Hagel's resignation - the latest soap opera to hit the Obama adminstration - is a sign of severe dysfunction. The team of rivals has disintegrated, with many of them becoming a thorn in the president’s side as he limps on for a final two years.
The assumption is that cameras are objective, silent witnesses that provide indisputable evidence, and also that people behave differently when they know a camera is capturing their actions. This is a fantasy.
As long as racial fear can be used to justify disproportionate force, killings like that of Mike Brown in Ferguson will continue.
Rarely has an election elicited a louder national cry of “meh”. But there are some important races buried beneath the banality.
The febrile atmosphere of the mid-term elections has turned the response to the disease into a way of playing politics.
Under the surface of World Order is a searing critique of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. While Obama has embraced the label of “realist”, this is not a realism that Kissinger recognises.
Barely a week goes past without a terrible incident, and too often the police officer is white and the other people involved are black.
It is now four decades since Richard Milhous Nixon resigned in disgrace as US president – he remains reappraised but not rehabilitated.
In the fortnight in which one of Franklin’s lost ships was found in the Canadian arctic, and Scotland – like Quebec before it – is voting on independence, the parallels between the UK and Canada have never been stronger.
If you’re playing a loser’s game, strategy is unnecessary. You avoid errors, but in dangerous times risk being buffeted by events.
What is happening in Ferguson is about more than Michael Brown and his family. It’s a shadow play of a national crisis in race relations and class repression.
The shooting of an unarmed black man by police in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri has provoked civil unrest, media fury and a debate about the community’s reaction. But riots, reporters' arrests and black anger are not the issue here – the death of Mike Brown is.
Over the past few decades, US police departments have invested heavily in military-style equipment and training. The turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri shows the results.
Armoured vehicles, journalists arrested and protestors shot at – a summary of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.
A core American cultural value that gives priority to property rights over human rights informs the indifference towards the lives of especially young black men and women.
The Florida county – pivotal in the 2000 Bush-Gore battle – has backtracked on a policy that would have meant polling stations didn’t have disabled toilets.
One nation, indivisible.
A drop in the bucket.
Pundits and polls say the stakes couldn’t be higher. The reality is quite the opposite.
Because otherwise the terrorists win.
They’ve been silent too long.