Full story - September 17, 2020
Black and white photo of prisoners at Buchenwald.
The Never Again Education Act is meant to make Holocaust education more prominent in America's schools. A scholar of Holocaust studies explains five reasons why that's necessary.
Full story - September 16, 2020
Asian American voters leave a Temple City, California, polling place in 2012, in the state’s first legislative district that is majority Asian American.        
Asian Americans were engaged in an electoral realignment long before Kamala Harris was added to the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Full story - September 09, 2020
Carvings of an early society in Iraq.
Beer was extremely popular in ancient Mesopotamia. Sipped through straws, it differed from today’s beer and was enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
Full story - September 09, 2020
Standing wooden crosses.
Few white evangelicals in the US say they believe in human-made climate change. This strand of science denial seems to have as much to do with conservative politics as the Bible's teachings.
Full story - September 04, 2020
An immunization being administered by syringe.
A team of experts argues that after taking care of essential workers, COVID-19 vaccinations should be given to the greatest transmitters of the virus, who are mostly the young.
Full story - September 02, 2020
Kamala Harris standing in front of American flags
While the debates about Kamala Harris’ multiracial identity may seem new, they echo the commentary and confusion faced by other high-profile mixed-race people in the US such as Tiger Woods.
Full story - August 31, 2020
A fountain pen underlining key words in text.
From 'islands of pain' to the 'peril of exposure,' writers have captured the fear, emptiness and despair that characterize life during the current pandemic, writes a poet and English scholar.
Full story - August 28, 2020
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe reacts during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Aug. 28, 2020.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe ended weeks of speculation about the state of his health by announcing his surprise resignation on Friday.
Full story - August 27, 2020
Two people standing in a dry area in front of a wildfire
Since last summer’s bushfire crisis in Australia, there’s been a quantum shift in public awareness of Aboriginal fire management. It’s now more widely understood that Indigenous people used landscape burning to sustain biodiversity and suppress large bushfires.
Full story - August 25, 2020
A crowd carries two caskets.
The pandemic worsened but did not create this problem: Latin America has long been among the world’s deadliest places to be a woman.