Javier Ivan Reyes

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Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals

Just about nothing being proposed in mainstream politics is radical enough to fix what ails the economy. Consider everything that is destroying the life chances of ordinary people:<p>Young adults are staggered by $1.3 trillion in student debt. Yet even those with college degrees are losing ground in …

Middle-class

Photographer Joey L. Turns His Lens on the Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan

Back in March 2015, NYC-based photographer Joey L. traveled to the Kurdistan region of Iraq and Syria to start another one of his amazing personal …

Middle East
The Brain

I Am the Activist Who Took the Viral 'Heartwarming' Baltimore Picture

I'm the girl that took the picture of the soldier and child in Baltimore that went viral. I meant to capture a sad moment, one of wasted resources and failure. Who knew that so many people think all of our race and economic problems could be solved if someone would just think to smile at a …

Justice

It’s Time To Take Flickr Seriously Again

After trying to be a wanna-be Instagram, a new redesign makes Flickr more magical and powerful than ever.<p>Yesterday, Yahoo pushed out the biggest update to Flickr, maybe ever. An update two years in the making, Flickr 4.0 is a total redesign on every platform that uses magical backend algorithms and …

Apps

CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise.<p>Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least$70,000 annually in the next three years.<p>…

Puerto Rico

Everyone Likes Obama's Foreign Policy Except Americans

National security issues are likely to figure prominently in the 2016 election, and Republican candidates are already stepping up their attacks on …

Geopolitics

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

NSA waits until Christmas Eve to reveal a decade's worth of its mistakes

The National Security Agency went all out on a Christmas gift this year: a decade's worth of declassified documents on the unauthorized surveillance …

Syrian rebels prepare to defend ruined Aleppo as troops and militias close in

Whoever wins the coming battle for northern Syria will go a long way towards victory in a war now driven by regional agendas<p>Long read: Isis: the inside story<p>The last road into rebel-held east Aleppo carves though a mile-wide paddock between an abandoned village and a looming ridgeline. Behind each …