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25 Great Films About The Civil Rights Movement
Radicalization Pipelines: How Targeted Ads On Social Media Drive People To Extremes
These social ad mechanisms are increasingly being used for more nefarious purposes than aggressive advertising.
Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Showed ‘Southern Hospitality’ Doesn’t Always Apply To Black People
These “Southern” ways of knowing and being get presented as niceties, but they often serve to maintain the racial order of the past.
A 21st-Century Reinvention Of The Electric Grid Is Crucial For Solving The Climate Change Crisis
Can A Christian Flag Fly At City Hall? The Supreme Court Will Have To Decide
The case raises important questions about free speech at a time when many members of the Supreme Court seem concerned about restrictions on religion.
I Saw Firsthand What It Takes To Keep COVID Out Of Hong Kong. It Felt Like a Different Planet.
On a visit to Hong Kong, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen encountered a 21-day quarantine, a bevy of COVID tests, universal masking and, finally, a fear-free family holiday.
Support For Conspiracy Theories And Armed Rebellion Isn’t New. It Just Wasn’t Taken Seriously Until Jan. 6
Almost eight years before the Capitol was attacked by partisans bent on reversing the results of an election, nearly one-third of Americans said that armed rebellion might soon be necessary in the U.S. to protect liberties.
What Will 2022 Bring In The Way Of Misinformation On Social Media? 3 Experts Weigh In
Remembering Sen. Harry Reid, Soft-Spoken Man of Consequence
California fires
2021’s Climate Disasters Revealed An East-West Divide
One side of the country is too wet, the other dangerously dry.
During A COVID Surge, ‘Crisis Standards Of Care’ Involve Excruciating Choices And Impossible Ethical Decisions For Hospital Staff
Amid the latest surge of COVID-19 cases, health care workers yet again are having to make difficult triage decisions in caring for patients.
2021 Arctic Report Card Reveals A (Human) Story Of Cascading Disruptions, Extreme Events And Global Connections
As America’s ‘Backsliding’ Democracy Takes Center Stage, Biden Must Call On Senate To End Filibuster
If President Biden wants to lead on strengthening democracies around the world, and restore America’s credibility and soft power globally, he must do more to get our house in order.
The Bureau Of Prisons Needs New Leadership, Now
The White House was reportedly considering ousting Carvajal six months ago, but hasn’t taken action. In the meantime, the case for his removal has only grown stronger.
Addressing Racism Against Black Women In Health Care Is Key To Ending The US HIV Epidemic
Researchers have found that the health outcomes of Black patients improve when they are treated by Black doctors.
As Lockout Begins, Baseball’s Hall of Fame Blacklists Curt Flood—Again
This week's lockout highlights Flood's legacy.
Most School Shooters Get Guns From Home. And During COVID, The Number Of Guns In Households With Teens Spiked
In the three months from March through May 2021, an estimated 2.1 million firearms were purchased – a 64.3% increase in the expected volume.
2021 Hurricane Season Shows Low-Income Communities Face The Highest Risks In Changing Climate
The U.S. government can minimize the risks and the impact of displacement by planning and preparing for both slow- and rapid-onset events.
Critical Race Theory And The Afterlives of Slavery
America must be reminded of the glacial afterlives of slavery, without which the country as we know it would not exist.
‘Let’s Go Brandon’ And The Linguistic Jiujitsu Of American Politics
The phrase quickly took on a life of its own and provides an interesting example of how language and politics make strange bedfellows – for conservatives and liberals alike.
The Oil Industry’s Pivot To Carbon Capture And Storage—While It Keeps On Drilling—Isn’t A Climate Change Solution
Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil.
Lukashenko and Putin
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