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The Republican Court and the Era of Minority Rule

Democrats have won the national vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, which, with the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, will have …

Government

School of Social Work - College of Health and Human Sciences - Colorado State University

College & University

Interactions with Animals to Reduce Children’s Stress

Principal Investigator<p>Alan E. Kazdin<p>Rationale<p>Childhood disability related to mental and neurological conditions is on the rise. Conservative …

Psychiatry

‘Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan’

Fritz Gilbert knew in his 20s that he did not want to die at his desk.<p>Gilbert, 55, who retired last week, started saving decades ago for what could be one of our most fraught decisions: When do I retire?<p>The question is deeply personal. It requires a brutal look at your life.<p>Some people get a pit in …

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script.<p>The group, the local chapter for Americans for …

Urban Design

With 'America First,' Trump Challenges The World Constructed After World War II : NPR One

World War II

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn't come out of nowhere.<p>It’s not exactly breaking news that Xanax has been having something of a moment. Famous musicians, at least until prominent voices like Lil Xan (yes, even him!) and Chance …

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism

Since the founding of the United States, politicians and pundits have warned that partisanship is a danger to democracy. George Washington, in his Farewell Address, worried that political parties, or factions, could "allow cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men" to rise to power and subvert …

Political Science

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

America is more diverse than ever — but still segregated

Black<p>White<p>Hispanic<p>Asian/Pacific Islander<p>Native American<p>Multi-race and other<p>Chicago<p>Legacy segregation<p>Washington, D.C.<p>D.C.<p>Diverse suburbs<p>Houston<p>Rapidly integrated<p>Since 1990, more than 90 percent of U.S. metro areas have seen a decline in racial stratification, signaling a trend toward a more …

Urban Design

Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing

Tribes say they should be exempt from Medicaid work requirements.<p>The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders say will threaten access to care and reverse centuries-old protections.<p>Tribal leaders want an …

Health Care

Carl Sagan on Mystery, Why Common Sense Blinds Us to the Universe, and How to Live with the Unknown

“We are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny. The universe will always be much richer than our ability to understand it.”<p>In our recent <i>On Being</i> conversation, NASA astrophysicist and exoplanet researcher Natalie Batalha said something that …

Common Sense

The Contract With Authoritarianism

In 1994, Newt Gingrich, brandishing his Contract with America, led a Republican revolution that swept aside Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate, initiating an epoch of conservative ascendancy that lingers on. Don Sipple, a Republican campaign consultant, declared at the time that the …

Former Joint Chiefs chairman worries about generals in Trump's White House

<b>(CNN) —</b> Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, said Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" that he has been "extremely concerned" about military officials like retired Gen. John Kelly acting in political roles in …

Donald Trump

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Is the doctor in?<p>In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.<p>“You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in …

Health Care

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”<p><b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lifetime contemplating the role of writing in both the inner world of the writer and outer universe of readers, which we call culture — from her prolific essays and talks …

Literature

James Baldwin on Freedom and How We Imprison Ourselves

“We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over.”<p><i>“Everything can be taken from a man,”</i> Viktor Frankl wrote in his timeless treatise on the human search for meaning, <i>“but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose</i> …

Literature

Income Mobility Charts for Girls, Asian-Americans and Other Groups. Or Make Your Own.

Watch men and women of any race grow up in the United States.

Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.

Americans have spent much of the past decade wondering when the economy would recover from the crippling Great Recession. Now, they are considering another question: When, and how, will that recovery end?<p>This month is the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the investment bank Bear Stearns, the …

Remarkable People We Overlooked in Our Obituaries

The poet Sylvia Plath and the novelist Charlotte Brontë. Ida B. Wells, the anti-lynching activist. These extraordinary people — and so many others — did not have obituaries in The New York Times. Until now.

10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

Slavery and the American University

According to the surviving records, the first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale funded its …

Two Cities, Two Countries, Common Ground

<i>The border between the United States and Mexico is in the news every day, in ongoing debates about immigration and spending on security initiatives. But what is it like to visit destinations along the border? To find out, writers for Travel spent time in five pairings of places: Brownsville, Tex.,</i> …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

Republicans are completely reversing themselves on the deficit

Republican lawmakers in 2011 brought the U.S. government to the brink of default, refused to raise the debt ceiling, demanded huge spending cuts, and insisted on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget.<p>On Wednesday, they formally broke free from those fiscal principles and announced a plan …