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Christmas was out, writes Judy Bolton-Fasman. The Fourth of July baffled my people, on their third exile. But Thanksgiving was based on two groups who understood nothing about one another....
Ron and Heather talk with Andrew Rudalevige, Professor of Government at Bowdoin College. They discuss presidential pardons throughout history and examine whether President Trump could pardon himself.
Gen. Ratko Mladić was convicted Wednesday morning of crimes against humanity and genocide in the former Yugoslavia. The tribunal that found him guilty, writes Susan E. Reed, also played a...
I’m glad for the public outrage about the misogyny baked into our legal system, religious texts and popular culture, writes Anita Diamant. It’s good for the body politic though nothing...
While opioid addiction grabs the headlines, writes Rich Barlow, we Americans have drunk ourselves into a silent epidemic that’s killing far more people.
Banning trophy hunting doesn’t solve everything, writes Carl Safina. But in Africa, it’s one answer to poaching, cynicism, hypocrisy, corruption and the wildlife crisis.
We are different people in different languages. So if your kids are bilingual, you might be missing out.
The GOP continues to beat dead proposals, writes Susan E. Reed, while projecting a 1950s ideal onto the 21st century.
It was the week when the Republican establishment discovered that there is someone even more problematic than Donald Trump: Roy Moore.
Ron and Heather talk with Alicia Bannon, senior counsel at the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice about President Trump's controversial judicial nominees, the history of the Federalist...
We need to ask ourselves, writes Steven Wineman. Have there been times when I have violated someone's boundaries, even unintentionally? Times when I have been aware of another man's misbehavior...
Republicans created a new permission structure when they stood by an avowed sexual predator, Donald Trump. So it's no surprise, writes Steve Almond, that many have defended Roy Moore.
The overuse of solitary confinement is a terrible problem with a common-sense solution, writes Bonita Tenneriello.
The most upsetting information is not Moore's alleged behavior, writes Rich Barlow, but the collapsing values in public life.
When speakers abandon the conventions of clear communication: after awhile, it becomes just noise, writes Amy Carleton.
I missed the cancer cells on my 42-year-old patient, causing her diagnosis to be delayed, writes Dr. Vinita Parkash. My patient eventually died of her cancer.
Veterans are often blithely categorized as heroes, victims or criminals. But none of these stereotypes applies to me, writes Laura McTaggart.
It was the week when a year’s worth of intemperate and nasty tweets finally bit back.
Ron and Heather talk with Ellen Fitzpatrick, history professor at the University of New Hampshire about recent sexual harassment allegations against men in the media, Hollywood and politics.
It’s not enough to be against an unpopular incumbent. If the Democrats want to take back control, they need to offer a path to concrete change, writes Steve Almond.