Tiffany Lee Yanyi

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Kobane: Inside the town devastated by fight against IS

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Middle East

The Rich, the Poor, and Whether Tax Policies Live or Die

Obama's failed proposal to eliminate 529 plans illustrates the current state of American taxation: Reforms that benefit the middle class at the expense of the wealthy will never pass.<p>Last week, President Obama gave American politicians of both parties exactly what they say they want: a tax reform …

The Hypocrisy of Iran's Holocaust Cartoon Contest

The regime's response to Charlie Hebdo was intended to highlight Western hypocrisy regarding free speech. Instead, it casts a spotlight on the growing problem of anti-Semitism.<p><i>Charlie Hebdo</i>'s decision to put a drawing of a weeping Muhammad on the cover of its latest issue, the edition published …

Pakistan's New Strategy to Beat the Taliban

Nearly a week after Pakistan’s worst-ever terrorist attack resulted in the death of 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar, the grief has turned to anger. As …

The Trouble With Disney's Teeny, Tiny Princesses

Disney has taken a lot of flak for perpetrating sexist stereotypes in its princess movies. In today’s competitive, every-moment-counts child-rearing …

Pakistanis Protest Charlie Hebdo Cover

Supporters of banned Islamic charity Jamat-ud-Dawa protest controversial French magazine Charlie Hebdo's decision to pub<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Arshad …

Here's What 5 Supreme Court Justices Have Said About Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide once and for all whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples marry, likely resolving one of …

Protests in Jordan against Charlie Hebdo's cartoon

There have been protests in Jordan against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the publication of an image of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>There were some clashes between security forces and the demonstrators.<p>Carine Torbay reports from a protest march in the Jordanian capital Amman.

Protest

Charlie Hebdo: 'Four dead' in Niger protest

<b>At least four people have been killed in violent protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Niger's second city of Zinder, officials say.</b><p>A number of churches and the French cultural centre were among several buildings raided and set alight.<p>Friday saw protests across the Muslim world over the …

Africa

Will the UK and Pakistan co-operate on security interests?

<b>Pakistan's army chief, Gen Raheel Sharif, has said there will be no let up in the military's offensive against Pakistani Taliban (TTP) militants on the Pakistani side of the border with Afghanistan.</b><p>"The campaign will go on through the winter months," he said during a three-day visit to London. …

Pakistan

Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday it will tackle the issue of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, or whether states are allowed to ban gay marriage.<p>The nine justices are expected to hear oral arguments in April and deliver a ruling by June.<p>Supreme Court gay …

LGBTQI

Why the Gender-Pay Gap Is Largest for the Highest-Paying Jobs

Seeing the male-female earnings gap in all its dimensions<p>"The average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns."<p>That is the one-dimensional theory of the gender-pay gap. Even if it's correct (and it might not be), it captures the complex reality of pay inequality the …

When Gender Discrimination and Racism Collide

A scuffle between a largely black sorority and a predominantly white fraternity provides an interesting case study on Title IX.<p>At first, the kerfuffle at the University of Connecticut between a largely black sorority and a predominantly white fraternity might seem a lot like the big-kid version of …

The Problem With Frats Isn't Just Rape. It's Power.

At the university I called home my freshman year, fraternity row was a tree-lined street full of Southern style mansions, against a backdrop of the …

Don't give Tsarnaev death penalty

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost two years since the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly placed two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line, turning the city's beloved Patriot's Day race into a war zone, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is finally going on trial.<p>By the time the brothers were captured (one dead, one alive), they were …

Justice

Germany Pegida protests: 'Islamisation' rallies denounced

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Far-right Politics

The Gender-Wage Gap Is Shrinking—or Is It?

Why Millennial women will make more than their mothers, but less than their brothers<p>The wage gap between young male and female workers is historically low. The wage gap between young male and female workers is growing. Yes, both things can be true at the same time.<p>Intergenerational economic …

The Rise of Daddy Daycare

Even though the burden of cultural expectation still generally falls on mothers, fathers now spend almost five more hours on childcare each week than they did in 1965.<p>What scene comes to mind when you envision a dad left in charge of his kids for the day? Is it a room with fresh crayon marks all …

Toys Are More Divided by Gender Now Than They Were 50 Years Ago

Even at times when discrimination was much more common, catalogs contained more neutral appeals than advertisements today.<p>When it comes to buying gifts for children, everything is color-coded: Rigid boundaries segregate brawny blue action figures from pretty pink princesses, and most assume that …

The Plight of Being a Gay Teacher

LGBT educators walk a fine line between keeping their jobs and being honest with their students.<p>Very early in his career teaching in New York, Glenn Bunger witnessed a student getting called "faggot" in between classes, but he hesitated to respond. As a gay teacher who hadn’t come out to his …

Adjusting College Rankings for Rape

The Princeton Review doesn’t grade schools based on how they handle sexual violence on campus, so one organization has come up with its own solution.<p>The Princeton Review ranks the country’s top colleges for drinking beer or smoking pot, and lists which universities have the tastiest food or are …

As Boston bombing trial starts, question looms: What did Tsarnaev's wife know?

<b>(CNN) —</b> After the Boston Marathon bombings, she slipped from public view, disappearing with her small child into the suburban Rhode Island home of her parents.<p>To her neighbors, Katherine Russell was living like a ghost, rarely seen and never heard after her husband and brother-in-law were accused …

Justice

Tsarnaev trial starts: 13 things to keep in mind

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's accused of plotting with his brother and carrying out an attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people, wounded more than 260 and spurred a massive manhunt that terrorized the city for days.<p>And now, nearly 19 months after the bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's …

Justice