Puerto Rico’s Joyful and Committed Days of Protest
Demonstrations against the Puerto Rican governor, Ricardo Rosselló, were decentralized and inclusive, taking on a party atmosphere and uniting people of different beliefs against a widely hated figure. By Emily Witt July 26, 2019
What Happens When a Group of Strangers Spends a Day Debating Immigration?
A deliberative polling event in Texas tests whether discussion and information can improve the quality of voters’ opinions. By Masha Gessen July 23, 2019 How Illinois Became an Abortion-Rights Haven As many state legislatures are restricting access to abortion, the Prairie State is removing financial and legal barriers and welcoming “refugees” from across state lines. By Peter Slevin July 22, 2019
Three Ukrainian Reformers Pay an Unexpected Price for Their Success
Sergii Leshchenko and his fellow-reformers helped bring a new generation into Ukrainian politics. But when it arrived they found themselves sidelined. By Joshua Yaffa July 18, 2019 The Trump Campaign Pitches Its Crypto-Majority Argument to Women Trump’s polling among women is abysmal. But at the Women for Trump launch event, in Pennsylvania, the speakers suggested that the President enjoys secret support. By Eric Lach July 17, 2019
Finding Stillness in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters in the Age of Trump
If mining is allowed to begin next to the Boundary Waters, the damage to its pristine rivers and lakes would be irreversible. By Alex Kotlowitz July 17, 2019
Why Lebanon’s People Are Turning on Their Politicians
After decades of graft and economic mismanagement, popular discontent is rising. By Jane Ferguson July 12, 2019 The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification The city’s reputation as a place where artists and creative types can afford to live as they please is eroding. By Elisabeth Zerofsky July 12, 2019
The Descendants of Slaves in Nigeria Fight for Equality
Slavery existed among the Igbo long before colonization, and accelerated with the transatlantic trade. Today, slave descendants still retain the stigma of their ancestors. By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani July 11, 2019
The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning
Untangling the mixed record of the latest big-fix educational trend promoted by Silicon Valley. By E. Tammy Kim July 10, 2019 Sections News & Politics Culture Business, Science & Tech Humor Cartoons Books & Fiction Magazine Photography Video Podcasts More Newsletters About Careers Contact FAQ Media Kit Press Accessibility Help
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