Here’s how this came to be. People who pay attention to poverty, including the poor themselves, know one thing all too well: Over the past few decades, anti-poverty policy in this country has evolved be
After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list A story of a man in search of truth
Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit
(Wikimedia/Salon) July 29, 2015 1:57PM (UTC) In the immediate aftermath of the election of President Obama back in 2008, a Gallup poll found a state of near euphoria among the public when it came to our
Lose yourself in the fantasy world of photographer Magdalena Russocka, who captures captivating fairytale portraits that appear to be straight out of a storybook. Wild stallions and loyal wolves star warrior
San Francisco (Shutterstock) July 28, 2015 1:15PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot. In urban centers around the country, rental prices are soaring. Cities like San Francisco, Seattle,
Because, you know, #AllLivesMatter, right? After American dentist Walter Palmer was identified as Cecil the lion's shooter, outrage -- and demand for him to be held accountable -- came quickly. In less
Josh Zeitz has taught American history and politics at Cambridge University and Princeton University and is the author of Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image. He is
The GOP's apocalyptic tradition: How anti-communist hysteria paved the way for a calamitous "War on Terror"
Joseph McCarthy, Ted Cruz (AP/Bill Allen/Reuters/Joe Mitchell) July 16, 2015 1:57PM (UTC) News of the Iran nuclear deal this week has predictably infuriated the same demagogues who previously committed
(RichLegg via iStock) July 3, 2015 5:00PM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries.
Since the end of the Vietnam War, when it eliminated the draft, the United States has relied on an "all-volunteer military," or AVM. But that military, as one would expect, has not drawn equally from segments
(AP/Richard Shiro) June 15, 2015 3:58PM (UTC) Since America’s founding, the franchise has been dramatically expanded in waves: first, universal suffrage for all men (first, through the abolition of property
It's not smart enough to turn sinister Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and
Citizen science is getting a lot of attention these days, which might make you think it is a new social phenomenon. But in fact, nothing is further from the truth: citizen science has been around much
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is calling for a global effort to combat future epidemics, much the way Western nations formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to confront military threats.
To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery
Paul Krugman at The Commonwealth Club (Commonwealth Club/Creative Commons License) June 8, 2015 4:10PM (UTC) New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took his cue from "South Park" on Monday, outlining a
As ever more Republican politicians show interest in capturing their party's nomination for the presidency, they spar to outdo each other in depicting government as incompetent, corrupt, or even as the
Meaty. Cheesy. Easy. In the realm of breakfast food, hash browns are often relegated to sidekick. These shredded spuds often act as mere add-ons to main courses of more heroic stature: omelets, eggs Benedict,
"Events have proven their cherished beliefs wrong": Paul Krugman demolishes GOP's economic fairy tales
Paul Krugman (Reuters/Chip East) March 27, 2015 4:45PM (UTC) The American right seems perpetually in a state of denial -- about climate change, about social change, about the U.S. ability to control world
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Religion is all in a lather these days. Can you hear it in the news? Read it in the posts on social media? Sense it in the dialogue ratcheting up as we begin the next election cycle? On some level, and