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- Feb 6 20172 minutes
Life Behind Bars
It was a trial that riveted the nation. Now, more than 2 decades after being convicted for murdering their wealthy parents, Lyle and Erik Menendez search for ‘meaning beyond the tragedy’
- 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.
- Jan 30 20175 minutes
What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do
The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
A Skin-Care Ad Tackles Social Taboos In China
P&G’s facial cream ad targets single women past their mid-20s | “This campaign has … generated extremely positive sentiment”
- Feb 6 20171 minute
Will Turkey Vote To Give Erdogan Even More Power?
JARED MALSIN /ISTANBUL TURKEY’S PRESIDENT RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN already enjoys almost unchecked power, after surviving an attempted military coup in July 2016 and carrying out a vast clampdown on his opponents. Now the Turkish public is set to vote i
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
Milo Yiannopoulos Tested Progressives—and They Failed
Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.
- 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 26 20173 minutes
The End of the American Century
The country’s role as a global model and guarantor of freedom and rule of law is being brought to an end by Trump.
- Dec 19 20167 minutes
How Much Ambition Can a Marriage Sustain?
Power couples are a rarity. Instead, many high achieving women have husbands who do their own opting out.
- 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
- Jan 29 20172 minutes
The Legal Battle Over Trump's Muslim Immigration Order
Despite a flurry of court injunctions, the status of specific provisions remained unclear on Sunday.
- Feb 5 20175 minutes
When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer
In some states, justices of the peace don’t need a law degree to sentence defendants to prison.
- Aug 29 20161 minute
A Conviction Overturned
More than 9 years after Brendan Dassey was sent to prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a judge rules his confession was ‘involuntary’ and his lawyer ‘indefensible.’ Will he go free?
- Jan 3 20175 minutes
Obama Leaves the Constitution Weaker Than He Found It
Even for those like me who admire the 44th president, the constitutional record is disturbingly mixed.
- May 1 20133 minutes
The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More
This month we tackle thorny questions about pirates, extreme imitation and angry creditors.
- Feb 10 20176 minutes
Trump Tried to Intimidate the Judges Over His Ban, and He Failed
Presidents have thought before that they could roll those wimpy-looking nerds with their gavels and robes. It usually doesn’t work out all that well.
- Feb 2 20175 minutes
First, They Excluded the Irish
President Trump may block entry to foreigners who need public benefits—a proposal rooted in 19th century laws targeting a wave of impoverished immigrants.
- 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
- Dec 30 20165 minutes
What Would Change Your Mind About President Trump?
An exercise for his supporters and critics
- Dec 19 20167 minutes
When Women Choose Children Over a Career
“I went to a job interview after my first daughter was born and cried the whole way home.”
- Jan 25 20173 minutes
How Activists Are Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Trump
Taking a page from the anti-abortion lobby, pro-choice groups are pushing proactive legislation at the state level.
- Jan 17 20177 minutes
How FamilyTreeNow Makes Stalking Easy
The site is only one of many unregulated online people-search services that offer up personal information with few safeguards on how it’s used.
- Jan 10 20176 minutes
In Germany, Parents Can Sue the Government for Failing to Provide Child Care
A judge has ruled that mothers and fathers can try to recover wages they lost from staying home to take care of their kids.
- Jan 11 20174 minutes
Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education
The U.S. Department of Education is not the only office with power over student-related policy.
- Nov 18 20167 minutes
America’s Top Brothel
Backpage.com has long been the Amazon Prime of prostitution. Now it could close for good—and some say that’s a bad thing.
- Feb 3 20175 minutes
The Divergent Classmates
Neil Gorsuch and Barack Obama both graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991, but their legal ideologies are fundamentally different.
- Feb 10 20173 minutes
The Cynical Selling of Jeff Sessions as a Civil-Rights Champion
The new attorney general had strong conservative credentials, but no record as a civil-rights advocate. So his defenders invented one.
- Dec 19 20166 minutes
Beyond Maternity Leave
For all the focus on parental leave as a barrier to women’s professional ascent, women’s real struggle with work-parenting balance grew—alongside their children—years after their maternity leave ended.
- Jan 11 20175 minutes
Obama Built an ‘Infrastructure’ for Civil-Liberties Violations That Trump Will Inherit
In his farewell address, the president highlighted his legacy on national-security issues, but his actions may have opened the way for future abuses.
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
The Love That Changed America
RICHARD AND MILDRED LOVING FOUGHT TO LEGALIZE INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE. NOW HOLLYWOOD IS FINALLY TELLING THEIR STORY