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Growing Apart: Introduction

for more on income inequality and its sources<p>Inequality in wealth (the sum total of household savings, home equity, investments, and debts) is …

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

On April 24th, millions of people around the world will mourn the implementation of a plan—devised by Ottoman officials a hundred years ago, amid the chaos of the First World War—to annihilate the Armenian people in their native homeland. Initiated in 1915, the policy was brutally effective; by the …

The Clintonian Theory of Foreign Money

The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has a new, shorter list of the foreign governments whose money it will take, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported. This is unsatisfying for anyone who thinks that the number of names on that list should be zero, now that Hillary Clinton is running for …

Republicans support Benjamin Netanyahu more than Barack Obama: An unprecedented partisan split in favor of a foreign leader.

Last month, at the unilateral invitation of Republicans, and against the will of a Democratic president, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

Political Science

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is vital for the future of the Democratic Party: Her candidacy is the only unifying force for the left.

“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion.” With that, at the end of a two-minute video released Sunday, Hillary Clinton …

Government

Barack Obama’s clean, scandal-free presidency: The president’s legacy is a boon to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

We are due for a major presidential scandal. At least, that’s been the pattern for three of the last four administrations. By this point in 1987, …

Government

America’s not a force for good: The truth about our most enduring — and harmful — national myth

Our exceptionalism is a lie, and only an honest accounting of our actual history will allow us to chart a new path<p><i>We didn’t know who we were till we got here. We thought we were</i> <i>something else.</i><br>—Robert Stone, <i>Dog Soldiers</i> (1974)<p>“I didn’t know there <i>was</i> a bad war,” George Evans recalled. He grew up in …

Ken Burns’ stunning new documentary about cancer: “We’ve always been on the cusp of the cure”

Burns and director Barak Goodman talk to us about the ambitious and personal “Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies”<p>From Monday to Wednesday of this week, PBS will be airing “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” an exhaustive examination of what humanity knows about cancer—scientifically, …