Democracy on a dangerous traje...

Jun 29, 2021 by

Lee Drutman organized an open letter signed by 200 scholars warning of threats to U.S. democracy. He talks about what makes elections...

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Elections: What America can do...

May 23, 2021 by

Leading up to the 2020 vote, about 6 in 10 Americans didn’t trust the outcome to be fair. Rebuilding trust now looks like a high...

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A lesson in rights from Afghan...

May 16, 2021 by

After a school bombing that killed more than 80, survivors show why rights are seen as inherent – and one protection from Taliban...

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In Kashmir, young Sufi women d...

Apr 20, 2021 by

By Adil Amin Akhoon Correspondent Sharafat Ali Correspondent Ganastan, India Every morning, a small house in northern Kashmir...

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Basic income: Why cities are e...

Apr 4, 2021 by

As governments strive to help people hurt by the lockdown, a provocative idea gains ground: simply give them money. By Simon Montlake...

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To fight pandemic, people gave...

Mar 27, 2021 by

Worldwide, citizens have given up civil liberties to fight the pandemic. But is it possible to act collectively and maintain...

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Cuomo, Democrats, and the poli...

Mar 5, 2021 by

Allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a prominent Democrat, have renewed soul-searching within his party. Where is the right place...

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Can machine learning help buil...

Jan 23, 2021 by

An elite team of scientists is devising a model that may put climate prediction in the palm of your hand. Why We Wrote This If...

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The new sports activism: Why t...

Nov 29, 2020 by

While athletes have long pushed political causes, the current wave of activism may prove more effective than most. By Phil Taylor...

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Why Hollywood turns a blind ey...

Nov 23, 2020 by

U.S. entertainment companies want access to China’s vast market. But critics say Hollywood bends too far to accommodate Beijing. How...

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‘A Most Beautiful Thing’: How ...

Oct 20, 2020 by

By Harry Bruinius Staff writer New York Arshay Cooper knew, almost in a single moment, that he had to find a way to write his story....

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Education equity: Why breakfas...

Sep 27, 2020 by

Behind the clamor about school choice in U.S. education lies a fundamental issue affecting parents and their children: poverty....

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Learning pods, low-income stud...

Sep 17, 2020 by

Wary of schools’ ability to function during a pandemic, some families have launched “micro-schools.” Where does that leave low-income...

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School days: With students ret...

Aug 27, 2020 by

Effective remote learning is key to educating during the pandemic. While schools are still dealing with a digital divide and...

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School reopening: Teachers uni...

Jul 31, 2020 by

School districts grapple with reopening amid debate between parents, teachers, and politicians. Among the loudest voices is that of...

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College police: How campuses a...

Jul 5, 2020 by

Guns in the hands of security officers at colleges and universities are getting more scrutiny during the ongoing national...

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WW2 still occupies a prominent...

Jun 25, 2020 by

World War II was a pivotal event for many countries, but in Russia, it still looms large today. Why does the war retain such a grip...

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Why is The Christian Science M...

Jun 20, 2020 by

In better cherishing the Black experience in America, we recognize its unique role and seek a firmer footing for genuine equality and...

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What will it take to get kids ...

May 21, 2020 by

When will students return to school buildings? Educators are still weighing that, keeping in mind that polls suggest parents want...

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Coronavirus graduation: Studen...

May 21, 2020 by

College seniors are finding creative ways to mark graduation. But for many grads, it’s not the pomp and circumstance they miss, it’s...

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