The American Prospect

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Can Moral Mondays Produce Victorious Tuesdays?

North Carolina’s protest movement has galvanized the state’s progressives, but couldn’t stop 2014’s Republican tide. Its leaders say they’re just getting started.

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The Spirit and the Law

On the Becket Fund, a little-known firm that has become the leading force in the fight for corporations seeking a religious exemption from covering employees’ birth control.

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Modern-Day Slavery in America's Prison Workforce

Inmates work for hours each day and yet have no labor rights.

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The Passion of Dan Choi

He was the poster boy for the movement to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Now Dan Choi is sleeping on a couch, smoking too much weed, watching TED talks and wondering what he’ll do with the rest of his life.

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The 40-Year Slump

How the American worker got screwed.

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What's Killing Poor White Women?

They have lost five years of life expectancy and no one knows why.

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Los Infiltradores

Why three young undocumented activists intentionally got themselves detained.

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Ghosts of the Rio Grande

On the hundreds of corpses that go unindentified every year along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The Weeklies

Meet Colorado’s suburban, Ramada-dwelling homeless.

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Joel Klein's Misleading Autobiography

The former chancellor of New York City schools was not, in fact, “a child of the streets. He was not an academically unmotivated student. He did not come from a deprived family background. He did not grow up in public housing as we understand it today.”

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Pressing On the Upward Way

A profile of life in Owsley County, one of the poorest in the country.

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My So-Called Ex-Gay Life

A young man’s personal account of undergoing “ex-gay treatment.”