Reading Time: 7 minutes A collection of essays by a 1974 class of sixth graders in Boston casts a new light on the battle — often marred by racist violence — to end school segregation.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Following a decisive victory for Democrats in the 2018 elections, advocates of fair redistricting are doubling down on their efforts to get like-minded candidates elected and end gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 3 minutes New research reveals the ways big businesses suppress wage growth, and thus the prospects of upward mobility for their workers
Reading Time: 3 minutes Turkey’s willingness to risk the stability of NATO with a provocative pivot to Russia is rooted in the tangled web of alliances in war-torn Syria.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Not only are undocumented children being “caged” in detention centers, they now might be snared in deportation raids. Why aren’t “pro-life” politicians defending them?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy introduces her business approach to peace and explains how female intelligence is key to a world without war.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A conversation with the author of RAND’s new follow-up report on the diminishing role of facts and data in the news.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Two videos on the amazing contributions bees make to our very existence.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Progress report on how renewable, clean energy is becoming the new normal for many Americans and the potential challenges ahead.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A new law in Texas is a step away from open government as the state prepares for redistricting in 2021, critics claim.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Dominion Energy faced strong opposition when it proposed building a 600-mile gas pipeline across three states. It has had setbacks in the federal courts, but things may be changing.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Journalists have let themselves serve as showrunners for the president’s ongoing White House reality series. It’s time they dropped that role.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A collection of fascinating old documentaries capturing street scenes from New York and several cities in Europe, before and after World War I and II.
Reading Time: 1 minute Top political cartoonist Ted Rall presents a searing indictment of the forgotten victims of American military might.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A look at what we don’t understand about the Revolutionary War, and why that’s so important today.
Reading Time: 6 minutes We’re taught the proud history of a land built by welcomed immigrants. But the truth about their reception is more complicated.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Your online devices may be broadcasting more about you than even your psychiatrist knows — and this private information is being used by people who want your business, your money, your vote, and much more.
Reading Time: 11 minutes How to prevent over half a million nonviolent ex-felons, most of whom are black, from voting? Let us count the ways.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Young voters, especially college students, fueled the “blue wave” of the 2018 elections. Now, Republicans are targeting those same voters for 2020 to limit their impact.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s stop pretending the US is still a country of laws, because some people are allowed to get away with even the most blatant violations of society’s rules.