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Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory
Driven by opportunism, pragmatism, or fear, many begin to forget that they used to think certain things were unacceptable.
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Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Feb 3 20177 minutes
When ‘Locker Room Talk’ Leads To Suspensions
Elite colleges including Harvard and Columbia are suspending athletes due to lewd private messages.
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
A Timeline Of The Case
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- Jan 16 20173 minutes
Death Reigns On The Streets Of Duterte’s Philippines
NASH JENKINS/MANILA There is no God in Caloocan City, not tonight. The lights have gone out in the window of the Catholic church in this Manila slum, and the hot rain falling on its streets isn’t enough to wash the stench of human sewage from the a
- Aug 1 20161 minute
‘Honor Killings’ and the Murder of a Social-Media Star
TARA JOHN ON JULY 15, QANDEEL BALOCH, a Pakistani social-media star, was strangled to death by her brother for “dishonoring” the family name by being outspoken about female sexuality. So-called honor killings are widespread in Pakistan, where more t
- Jan 23 20171 minute
Nightmare At The Airport
Friends and family share stories of the loved ones who were killed when a gunman attacked a Florida airport
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The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016
From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
Chicago's Police Aren't 'Overly Politically Correct'
President Trump’s assumption that law-enforcement officers in Chicago are too restrained gets the city’s challenges precisely backward.
- Jan 18 20173 minutes
In Defense of the Chelsea Manning Commutation
Those who worry that it undermines state secrets would do better to start addressing the core reasons that the classification system is losing legitimacy.
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Trump's Immigration Order Is a Propaganda Victory for ISIS
The American president has reinforced the victimhood narrative at the core of the Islamic State’s recruitment pitch.
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
Law Pushing Back on Public Dissent
Elise Young and Janan Hanna As political activists take to the streets in the largest numbers since the 1960s, Republicans in statehouses across the U.S. are devising laws to regulate public dissent. They say free speech doesn’t cover the kind of vi
- Feb 17 20174 minutes
How Gun Violence Literally Infects Communities
A new study provides the first evidence that gun violence spreads exactly like a blood-borne pathogen.
- Feb 7 20178 minutes
The Sentimental Sadist
Ghosts and schmaltz haunt George Saunders’s first novel.
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Timeline: A Doctor’s Lethal Plan
JUNE 2001 Dr. William Hunter and Dr. Roger Brumback fire Garcia from the pathology residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine after he tries to interfere with a colleague who is taking a medical license exam. FEB. 26, 2008 Garcia
- Nov 28 20164 minutes
A Serial Killer in South Carolina
After Kala Brown is rescued from being chained inside a storage container for 2 months, police uncover at least 3 bodies nearby—and her murderous captor’s chilling secrets
- Oct 16 20161 minute
There Was No Looking Away Anymore
THE BORDER OF WEST VIRGINIA and Ohio is full Appalachia, deep football country. It’s not where you might imagine the modern discussion around consent and privilege would have been jump-started, but that’s where it happened. At a Saturday-night Steube
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Putting Lynching On The Map
A new movement is memorializing forgotten sites of racist violence.
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
Building Stronger Lives For Good
ConBody gives ex-cons a chance at a bright future after a rough start
- Oct 10 20161 minute
India’s Cautious Kashmir Solution
New Delhi limits fallout from a militant attack, but more must be done for Kashmiris
- Jul 25 20162 minutes
Nightmare in America ‘This Must Stop’
After the fatal shootings of black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, a heavily armed gunman kills 5 Dallas police officers, opening racial wounds around the nation and leaving grieving loved ones desperate for answers—and peace
- Feb 16 20174 minutes
How The Blood of Emmett Till Still Stains America Today
A new history of the most famous lynching in the country provides context on how racism continues to work in the present.
- Dec 3 201511 minutes
When Destructive Behavior Makes Biological Sense: For people raised in chaos, risk-taking is hardwired.
Robin Marvel was never supposed to succeed. By the time she was a teenager she’d watched her mother be violently beaten by her father and a number of boyfriends, been sexually assaulted herself, moved haphazardly around the country, become an alcohol
- Dec 30 20165 minutes
What Would Change Your Mind About President Trump?
An exercise for his supporters and critics
- Dec 14 20165 minutes
The Psychology Of White-Collar Criminals
A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.
- Jan 1 201710 minutes
'He Was the Nationalist Candidate'
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- May 1 20155 minutes
How to Handle Confrontation at Work
Confronting someone doesn't have to be a defensive maneuver or a counterattack.
- Jan 16 20171 minute
House GOP changes tack on ethics body House Republicans dropped a plan to substantially limit the powers of the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent body that probes claims of misconduct by lawmakers, following outrage from Democrats and a
- Dec 26 20163 minutes
The Yahoo! Hack Goes From Bad To Worse
Victims included FBI, CIA, NSA, and White House staffers | “It may really destroy your privacy ... without your knowledge”
- Feb 2 20173 minutes
Donald Trump Declares a Vision of Religious Nationalism
At the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, the president focused on the violent, ideological threats to America.