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Black Girls Should Matter, Too

As advocates and policymakers focus on changing the narrative for African American boys, their female counterparts become less of a priority.<p>In a classroom at the University of Pennsylvania, more than a dozen black girls and women gather on a recent Saturday afternoon. A simple game begins as an …

Education

The Worst State for Reproductive Rights

A new report says South Dakota regulates childbearing in all the wrong ways.<p>Women seeking abortions in South Dakota face a three-day waiting period and must undergo in-person counseling that necessitates two trips to the clinic. Nearly a quarter of women in the state live in a county that doesn’t …

Data Protection

Reviving the Female Canon

Despite their influence in the 17th century, the era’s women thinkers are absent from historical anthologies of philosophical works. A group of scholars is trying to change that.<p>In his first work, published in 1747, Immanuel Kant cites the ideas of another philosopher: a scholar of Newton, …

Logging

The GOP's Iraq War Amnesia

If Republicans want to blame America’s foreign-policy woes on Obama, they need a 2016 candidate untainted by the disastrous hawkishness of the past.<p>The most interesting thing about Jeb Bush’s statement that, even knowing Saddam Hussein had no chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, he’d still …

Political Science

Soldiers of the Caribbean: Britain's forgotten war heroes

<b>They fought against Hitler and helped rebuild Britain - yet the contributions of thousands of men and women from Caribbean colonies during World War Two have been largely forgotten.</b><p>Some 10,000 left their families and homes to join the British armed forces, working behind the scenes and on the …

Royal Air Force
Government

Is Syria's war edging towards an outcome?

<b>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed recent battlefield reverses as just part of the ups and downs of a long-term war involving thousands of battles, and says victory remains inevitable.</b><p>His Lebanese ally Hezbollah, led by Hassan Nasrallah, whose fighters are playing a key role alongside …

Middle East

Syrian Men Conscripted In Bashar Assad’s Army Choose Escape Over ‘Kill Or Be Killed’

BEIRUT -- Hazem got the call from his source inside the Damascus military recruitment office in January: His name was up. He had already served his …

Canada funding war crimes investigation into Islamic State

The Canadian government is funding an independent organization to investigate war crimes in Syria and Iraq, joining an international effort to build criminal cases against Islamic State leaders even while the regional conflict is ongoing.<p>Ottawa will provide $1.2-million over a one-year period to …

Middle East