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America's “Poster Child” Syndrome

AMERICA'S “POSTER CHILD” SYNDROME

The outcry that has greeted Donald Trump's initiative to separate immigrant children from their parents at the American border has...

The Uncertain Fate of Migrant Children Sent to Foster Care

THE UNCERTAIN FATE OF MIGRANT CHILDREN SENT TO FOSTER CARE

In April, President Donald Trump signed a declaration creating the first-ever National Foster Care Month. The month of May, it said,...

 
 
 

THE COALITION TO STOP ERDOGAN

When it comes to winning elections, Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be a master. He and his conservative Justice...

THE INCREDIBLES 2 ADDRESSES THE STATE OF THE UNION

The Incredibles 2 has opened to an absolute monster of a weekend across America, raking in $180 million. I saw the film way past most...

 
 
 
Witnesses for the Future

WITNESSES FOR THE FUTURE

“You have seen how a man was made a slave,” Frederick Douglass wrote in his 1845 autobiography, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick...

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE SUPREME COURT'S PUNT ON GERRYMANDERING

In a move worthy of Ray Guy , the justices on Monday kicked two major redistricting cases back to the lower courts on procedural grounds....

 
 
 

MOTHERHOOD AND THE MORALITY OF TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION POLICY

Laura Bush, the former first lady, has never been particularly outspoken. So the political world took notice on Sunday when she expressed...

ON SENDING WOMEN HOME TO DIE

One evening a few years ago, I saw an alarming scene unfold at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta. Amid the grimy seats, the...

 
 
 
The Birth of Breakups

THE BIRTH OF BREAKUPS

In 2001, after signing the papers that would finalize her much-publicized divorce from Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman emerged into the afternoon...

WHOM WOULD JESUS LOCK UP?

Jeff Sessions, the United States attorney general, speaks often of his deep religious faith and regularly attends the White House Bible...

 
 
 

COMMENTARY MAGAZINE'S ‘NEGRO PROBLEM'

In a notorious 1963 essay titled “My Negro Problem-And Ours” Norman Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary, wrote of to “the insane rage”...

HOW CONSERVATIVES CONNED JAMES COMEY

Back in early October 2016, about a month before the presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials were about to release a statement...

 
 
 
Tea and Tariffs in Rural Yunnan

TEA AND TARIFFS IN RURAL YUNNAN

“Your president is not good,” said a man in a cockeyed Mao cap. “Why does he want to hurt us common folk?” He sat at the edge of the...

WHY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT STILL MATTERS

Late last month, Illinois became the thirty-seventh state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would do what the Constitution...

 
 
 
The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water

THE FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO BE CREMATED BY WATER

Samantha Sieber's grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was embalmed, put in a metal casket, and laid to rest at...

WHY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT ISN'T DEAD

Late last month, Illinois became the thirty-seventh state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would do what the Constitution...

 
 
 

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, TRUE DETECTIVE

William Roughead wasn't the kind of writer who liked to indulge in outrage. The Glasgow lawyer, who began attending murder trials in...

GIVE EVERYONE GOVERNMENT BANK ACCOUNTS

Last summer, a widespread scam convinced thousands of America that the government had created a “secret” bank account for them that...

 
 
 

LESSONS FROM THE GILDED AGE

America is in a new Gilded Age, or so the headlines say. “It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Gilded Age,” Bloomberg warned in February...

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

The problem with the word “historic” is that it doesn't mean much, on its own. If it's all you can say of an event-that it was remarkable...

 
 
 



Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. Read more ...

Phillies fan injured after Phanatic shoots hot dog into stands

Phillies fan injured after Phanatic shoots hot dog into stands

It's been said that there's no crying in baseball. But you can probably cry “Ouch!” if you've been hit in the face by a flying hot dog. That's what happened to a Pennsylvania... Read more ...

When The White House Can't Be Believed

When The White House Can't Be Believed

President Trump's order changing policy on separating children from their parents at the border may dampen the outrage factor. But NPR's David Folkenflik says the disbelief... Read more ...

Trump Signs Off On Plan To End His Family Separation Policy

Trump Signs Off On Plan To End His Family Separation Policy

The president's action came after he tweeted Wednesday morning that he was “working on something” to “pass good immigration legislation.” Read more ...

​American Airlines asks that migrant children separated from parents not be...

​American Airlines asks that migrant children separated from parents not be on its flights

American Airlines is asking the Trump administration not to put any of the migrant children who have been separated from their parents on its flights. Read more ...

Hundreds of pro-immgirants protesters rally at the Statehouse

Hundreds of pro-immgirants protesters rally at the Statehouse

President Trump has signed an executive order stopping family separation at the southwest border as many, including in Boston, call for change to immigration policy. Read more ...

Commercial airlines ask that migrant children separated from parents not be...

Commercial airlines ask that migrant children separated from parents not be on its flights

Several airlines are asking the Trump administration not to put any of the migrant children who have been separated from their parents on its flights. Read more ...

The Kate Spade brand is donating $1 million to mental health organizations

The Kate Spade brand is donating $1 million to mental health organizations

The Kate Spade brand announced on Wednesday that it would donate $1 million to mental-health awareness to honor its late founder. Kate Spade was found dead by suicide in her... Read more ...

Young immigrants detained at juvenile detention center allege abuses

Young immigrants detained at juvenile detention center allege abuses

WASHINGTON - Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in... Read more ...

George and Amal Clooney are donating $100,000 to help migrant children

George and Amal Clooney are donating $100,000 to help migrant children

“We can't change this administration's policy, but we can help defend the victims of it.” Read more ...