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- Dec 9 20163 minutes
Online 'Sextortion' Is On The Rise
Sextortionists are hacking accounts and threatening blackmail victims for more.
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
The Revolt of Working Parents
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
- Jun 27 20161 minute
American Slaves Emancipated Themselves
TO MANY AMERICANS, THE END OF SLAVERY is synonymous with Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But that’s hardly the whole story. And it discounts the agency of thousands of slaves who voted with their feet for freedom.
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked In The Last Decade
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Sep 26 20161 minute
E.B. In Denial, out Sept. 30, the actor, 46, plays historian Deborah Lipstadt, who was sued for libel in 1996 for calling author David Irving a Holocaust denier; in the British legal system, the burden fell on her defense team to essentially prove t
- 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
- 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
- Jul 4 20161 minute
The Liberal Hypocrisy of ‘Free Speech’
LIBERALS TEND TO THINK OF THEMSELVES as open-minded and supportive of free speech. But recent examples show otherwise—and prove that many on the left are not above using intimidation and harassment to silence dissenting voices. Consider the fight ag
- 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 30 20173 minutes
Is President Trump’s Immigration Order a 'Muslim Ban'?
Imagine the following scenario.A new presidential administration announces that “political turmoil and terrorism” in the Middle East requires new immigration rules.From now on, visitors, immigrants and refugees from Israel will not be admitted.With o
- 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.
- Nov 21 201614 minutes
Rich Kids Anonymous
IT’S EASY TO SNEER AT THE IDEA OF AFFLUENZA, BUT MAYBE THERE’S SOMETHING TO THE PREMISE THAT WEALTHY KIDS HAVE A PARTICULAR SET OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS
- Aug 8 20163 minutes
A Summer of Bloodshed Threatens Europe’s Union
“WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL war.” That’s how Patrick Calvar, head of France’s domestic-security agency, described the jihadist threat to his country in early summer. Just a few weeks later, a man drove a truck through crowds in Nice, killing 84 p
- Nov 13 20161 minute
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hitler
A conversation with the author of Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum.
- Apr 7 20169 minutes
How to Avoid Empathy Burnout: Caregivers can benefit by understanding a patient’s pain without feeling it themselves.
When Allison Basinger got back to her office, she lay down on the floor, as though she’d suffered a migraine or toughed out a marathon. In fact, she had just finished a session with SAFEHOME, a Kansas City-area organization that supports teenage surv
- 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.
- Feb 16 20176 minutes
Do Some Trauma Survivors Cope by Overworking?
Hypervigilance and an inability to relax without guilt may lead some people to blunt their emotions through work.
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Putting Lynching On The Map
A new movement is memorializing forgotten sites of racist violence.
- 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 12 20161 minute
Burma’s Oppressed Muslims at Crisis Point
FELIZ SOLOMON THOUSANDS OF BURMA’S MUSLIM Rohingya are facing worsening abuses by the military after parts of western Rakhine state were placed on lockdown following an Oct. 9 attack on border police blamed on Rohingya jihadists. Amid reports of rap
- Oct 1 20163 minutes
Targeting The Trolls
One congresswoman is trying to get cops, techies, and politicians to stop brushing off online harassment.
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
How Peace—finally—came to Reign Throughout the Western Hemisphere
CHURCH BELLS RANG IN THE SMALL towns of Colombia at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 29. The tolling marked the official start of a cease-fire that was years in the making and the end of a war that had dragged on for decades. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colo
- Aug 22 20161 minute
The JonBenet Ramsey Case: A Timeline
The little girl’s shocking murder stunned the nation—and led investigators through nearly two decades of twists and suspects
- Jan 6 20143 minutes
Not-So-Sweet Home: The Persistence of Domestic Violence
The home is in many ways the basic unity of society, a bastion of shelter and family bonds. It is the means by which the social order is reproduced and the context in which children are brought into the world. Yet for millions of women, children, and
- Oct 24 20161 minute
13th: An Amendment With an Identity Crisis
S.Z. EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING about the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery—or about the criminal-justice system—there will be something in Ava DuVernay’s succinct, passionate documentary 13th to make your jaw drop. Although the ame
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
4 Steps For The Next President
Racism should be a core concern for all Americans, in every area of our lives. Implicit bias—our subconscious associations of race—permeates everything that we do. And we must pursue systemic accountability to fix it. The next President must apply th
- Aug 1 20164 minutes
Stand and Deliver
A Cuban terrorist is living freely in Miami. It’s time to send him home.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Then & Now
CHRISTINA DUGAN In 1980 actress Mackenzie Phillips joined her father, John Phillips (whom Mackenzie claimed she had an incestuous relationship with in her 2009 memoir High on Arrival), in rehab for an out-of-control cocaine habit that had gotten her
- 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
- 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