Rick Gates Pleads Guilty And Begins Cooperating With Mueller Investigation
The business partner of the president's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI. Prosecutors say they will consider his cooperation with the ongoing Russia investigation and may seek leniency for him later on.
Week In The News: As Parkland Students March, Trump Floats Arming Teachers
Parkland students march on Tallahassee. The President floats arming teachers. More Russia indictments. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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You’re Not Imagining It: Empathy Hurts
Empathy in the face of tragedy comes naturally to many of us, writes Deborah Sosin. But is too much empathy...
I'm A Republican. But I’ll Vote Democratic And Support Impeachment
Our leaders are unwilling or unable to carry out the people’s will, legalize Dreamers, and, in the president’s case, muster...
Kids Who Read Fiction Are More Engaged, Empathetic Citizens
The most powerful lessons about citizenship haven’t occurred in my history courses, writes Mike Kalin, they’ve happened in my English...
And Then They Came For Mass Shooting Survivors
It took a grand total of 48 hours for right-wingers to target the victims of Parkland, writes Steve Almond.
The Accident No One Talked About | Modern Love 103
Uma Thurman ("The Parisian Woman") reads Jessica Ciencin Henriquez's essay, about the silence that grew in the aftermath of a terrible accident.
Overfed On A Mother's Affection | Modern Love 102
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon ("The Big Sick") tell the story of how a mother's cooking comes between a husband and wife.
Japanese-Americans Remember Internment
In February 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that allowed the government to imprison Americans of Japanese descent.