Full story - October 16, 2019
An old, wooden guillotine shows sharp blade.
It was the guillotine’s plummeting blade that took off head after head with just a bit of cleaning and sharpening in between, answering the need of the moment. Thus it came to symbolize state terrorism but also swift and equal justice.
Full story - October 15, 2019
A ring of protesters in basketball uniforms
After Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the NBA has been caught between its interests in China and its American fans. The NBA’s bind illustrates the important tension modern companies face between geographic expansion and political advocacy.
Full story - October 11, 2019
A man smiles as another man dangles keys from his hand. Behind the pair are the flags of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, is the 100th Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first Ethiopian to receive the accolade.
Full story - October 11, 2019
Climate change environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg participates in a climate strike rally and looks down at a placard
When people attack Greta Thunberg for not showing emotion or for showing too much of it, perhaps there’s an inkling that the severity of the climate crisis demands a great deal of painful and complicated emotions, and they’d rather not think of them.
Full story - October 08, 2019
The front of mosque is seen amid rubble. Behind the door, is a distinctive blue dome.
Mosul, Iraq, was once home to religous monuments more than 1,000 years old. None of them survived ISIS.
Full story - October 07, 2019
"Trump,’ says one of Europe’s leading right-wing figures, ‘has given me back the belief in the other America that I never had."
US President Donald Trump's proponents fear immigration as a dangerous “invasion” that will bring in its wake a “Great Replacement” of the now dominant ethnocultural group in Europe, white Europeans — an idea embraced by the New Right.
Full story - October 01, 2019
Photo of US President Donald Trump.
An American legal and political history scholar says that careful examination of the Constitution suggests President Trump could be reelected even if he is removed through impeachment.
Full story - September 27, 2019
Unclassified papers
For decades now, the evolving role of congressional oversight of US intelligence has involved major clashes and scandals, from the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s to the intelligence abuses that led to the 2003 war in Iraq.
Full story - September 18, 2019
Trees in the Amazon on fire.
The destruction of the Amazon rainforest can have global ramifications and some are arguing that those responsible should be prosecuted.
Full story - September 17, 2019
A hurricane is pictured from space going over Puerto Rico.
While hurricanes can be disastrous for people, river fish may be benefiting from them. See how Puerto Rico's fish thrived after Hurricane Maria.