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Author Anita Diamant watched rehearsals for a local production of the Shakespeare play -- particularly popular right now -- and ruminated on similarities between the two leaders.
There’s no defending the pope here, writes Rich Barlow. Catholics, especially victims of abuse, need an explanation and probably an apology from the pontiff.
The Global Gag rule has been a political football for decades, writes physician Lina Roa, but Trump’s policy is more restrictive than ever.
Benjamin Wittes, from Lawfare, and Jonathan Rauch, from The Atlantic discuss their article "Boycott the Republican Party", the repercussions of the Nunes memo, and their faith in the Mueller investigation.
E.M. Swift has covered 16 Olympic Games. So when he puts out a must-see list, we take note.
Too many people believe dishonesty is OK if it gets them to the desired goal, writes Len Saxe.
We have all dreamed of the day when we could snack non-offensively, writes Joanna Weiss. Why shouldn’t retailers come to the rescue?
The global divide in cancer care is neither inevitable nor insurmountable, writes Ruth Allen.
The legislation is wrong not because of what it says about the Holocaust, writes Nir Eisikovits, but because of what it says about the state of Polish democracy.
Republicans fear a world in which women have the power to hold men accountable, writes Steve Almond.
The government remaining open to do its necessary business should not be held hostage to any cause, no matter how noble, writes Rich Barlow.
A controversial ad that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl game featured the voice of Martin Luther King Jr., over an ad for the car company Dodge.
In a new book, the radical activist tackles "myths" circulating in the American conversation about public schools.
We are limited in our capacity to absorb scandals and urgency. To make a difference, writes Miles Howard, you have to have laser-like focus.
Until we’re all able to put aside our fear of looking directly at all forms of abuse, of knowing and naming it, we won’t transcend it, writes Tracy Strauss.
With the State of the Union, Trump managed to turn things around for himself, writes Tom Keane. But will it last?
As unlikely as it seems, the Patriots owe their success to being the best-looking team in football, writes Jack Cheng.
How does Trump's speech compare to those of Nixon, Reagan, Clinton and Bush? When did presidents begin inviting guests whose story they include in their speech?
"Illness has cracked the veneer and forced us to redefine ourselves," say two doctors who describe how auto-immune disease has made them "rewrite their stories," and understand better what it...
Here's what immigration reform might look like if the White House and Congress could remember that compromise is part of governing, writes Rich Barlow.