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- Jan 16 20171 minute
Could He Go Free?
FOR 47 YEARS JEFFREY MACDONALD HAS INSISTED HE DIDN’T MURDER HIS FAMILY. NOW AN APPEALS COURT WILL DECIDE IF THERE’S EVIDENCE TO PROVE IT
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
On Campuses, ‘Party Culture’ No Longer Excuses Rape
EARLIER THIS MONTH, BROCK ALLEN Turner, the ex–Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a fraternity dumpster, received two sentences. The first, from the Santa Clara County Superior Court, was light: six months i
- Oct 31 20161 minute
The Social Cost of Solitary Confinement
ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES FROM FEDERAL agencies, there are tens of thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement—put there not by judges or juries but at the discretion of prison administrators. Often the conditions are extreme: one California prisoner
- 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.
- Oct 10 20167 minutes
The Killing Season Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs
AROUND 11 P.M. ON JULY 25, RESTITUTO Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in northern Manila and go to the corner of the MacArthur Highway. Just hours earlier, the new Philippine President, 71-year-old Rodrigo Duter
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
The Moral Imperative for Leaders
WE LIVE IN A TIME of moral outrage. If you listened to partisans on either side of Election 2016, it was a contest between—or a protest of—a criminally corrupt politician and a serial sex offender, even though neither candidate had been formally char
- Oct 16 20161 minute
A Small Ceremony of Unfamous People
JP: I’ve been the pastor here for 20 years. When I came, it was a “don’t ask, don’t tell” church. Then, one by one, longtime members would share their sexuality. That, more than any magic verse in the Bible, began to make it more possible for us to h
- Feb 1 201615 minutes
The Boy’s Life
At 16, Taurus Buchanan threw one deadly punch—and was sent away for life. Will the Supreme Court give him, and hundreds like him, a chance at freedom?
- Feb 10 20174 minutes
The Atlantic Daily: Scandal and Civil Rights
Mike Flynn is in hot water over his meeting with Russia, Trump's legal battle over the travel ban continued, France's secular schools polarized students, and more.
- Feb 12 20172 minutes
The Muslim Brotherhood And The Question Of Terrorism
It’s fine to think that the group is bad, authoritarian, or illiberal. But the debate about designating it pits facts against ideology.
- Feb 2 20175 minutes
How Conservatives Can Save America
If properly understood and marshaled, they “can be a liberal democracy's strongest bulwark against the dangers posed by intolerant social movements.”
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
The Best Path To Brexit Is Painful For Both Sides
A transitional deal is needed, because two years isn’t enough for a final pact
- Dec 19 20164 minutes
The End of North Carolina's HB2?
Charlotte voted Monday morning to repeal an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, reportedly the first part of a deal to erase the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.”
- Dec 20 20161 minute
Flint's Emergency Managers Face Felony Charges Over Lead in the Water
The officials include two people appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to run the city.
- Nov 14 20161 minute
Telling the Lovings’ Story in 1966
LILY ROTHMAN THE HEADLINE IN THE MARCH 18, 1966, issue of LIFE magazine described it simply as “The Crime of Being Married.” Under those words, two photos: Mildred Loving, then 26, eyes downcast, and her husband Richard, 32, lips pressed tightly tog
- Feb 8 20172 minutes
Gorsuch Calls Trump's Attacks on the Judiciary 'Disheartening'
The president’s choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy offered a harsh assessment in a meeting with a senator on Wednesday.
- Aug 1 20152 minutes
What to Do When a Colleague Acts Unethically
If your co-worker acted unethically, there are ways to fix it.
- Feb 9 20173 minutes
The Curious Appointment of Senator Luther Strange
The successor to Attorney General Jeff Sessions won an appointment from the Alabama governor his office might have been investigating.
- Jan 17 20174 minutes
Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?
The attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, is getting ready to protect employees from wage theft and other illegal practices if the federal government doesn't.
- Oct 16 20162 minutes
A Risky Visit
“AFTER THE PROTESTS and the violence started up after the shooting, after the police response to it, after the media coverage of it that was both national and international in scope, and after there were repeated days and nights of protests—protests
- Oct 1 20133 minutes
The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More
Digging into the nuances of verbal agreements, the scary side of ghosting and working for the competition.
- Nov 11 20168 minutes
Gawker Killer Now Batting For Melania Trump
“Hollywood’s favorite lawyer” is taking on a new fight against People magazine on behalf of Melania Trump, and against all those “irresponsible journalists” of the internet.
- Jun 1 20161 minute
44 Zainab Salbi
Amy Farley For being a voice of change When Iraq-born activist Zainab Salbi launched her TV talk show last fall with TLC Arabia, she had a specific goal: to foster frank conversations about topics not often discussed openly in the Middle East, incl
- Jun 1 20161 minute
11 Glenn E. Martin
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA
- Feb 18 20174 minutes
Donald Trump’s Plan to Outsource Immigration Enforcement to Local Cops
The president pledged to detain and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, but to do so, he’ll need to enlist the help of local authorities.