Chris Yarsawich

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How to Get Out of the Cycle of Outrage in a Trump World

If we live in a perpetual state of outrage, Trump wins.<p>Have you heard about the latest outrage? Can you believe what the administration just did? I’m …

A top Russian dissident on why Putin’s honeymoon with Trump won’t last

Grigory Chkhartishvili is one of Russia’s most popular novelists. Published under the pen name Boris Akunin, his books—many of which trace the adventures of a 19th-century sleuth— have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.<p>But Chkhartishvili is also a scholar and historian, having authored the …

Russia

Pushkin to Putin: the sad tale of democracy in Russia

It was only a century ago that Russia was the center of world literature. Writers streamed from all over the world to Yasnaya Polyana to bow before …

Literature

Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Roslyn Lewis was at work at a dollar store here, pushing a heavy cart of dog food, when something popped in her back: an explosion of pain. At the emergency room the next day, doctors gave her Motrin and sent her home.<p>Her employer paid for a nerve block that helped temporarily, …

Prosthetics

Why Are Some Conservative Thinkers Falling for Trump?

A few themes emerge among intellectuals on the right about what attracts them to the candidate: his campaign’s energy, his impassioned following, and his eagerness to call out the establishment.<p>Logically, Donald Trump should have less support among intellectuals than he had a year ago. That’s …

Political Science

Making the Brain Less Racist

Most people are biased against other races, but some odd psychological interventions can help.<p>Is there any way to improve race relations? Re-watching the 1993 film <i>The Joy Luck Club</i> might help a bit. In one study, white people who watched the movie while empathizing with its characters—all strong, …

African-American News

Video of officers shooting man pinned down sparks outrage

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second video showing the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot several times while being held on the ground by police outside a Louisiana convenience store, was posted online Wednesday as federal authorities took charge of the investigation and local officials asked residents …

Law Enforcement

Employers' Replies to Racial Names

<i>"Job applicants with white names needed to send about 10 resumes to get one callback; those with African-American names needed to send around 15</i> …