The latest from Cognoscenti
The new plan will restrict my clients' ability to pursue lawful status, writes Sarah Sherman-Stokes. More insidiously, it will also sow deep fear in immigrant communities.
Jails don’t need more suicide-resistant smocks, video cameras and stripped-down cells, writes Reena Kapoor, they need more mental health professionals who can provide compassionate, high-quality care.
The backcountry is full of people seeking a sense of belonging that can be so evasive in modern life, writes Miles Howard.
Jeffrey Epstein's predations and the recent mass shootings are related, writes Janna Malamud Smith. They reveal profound and troubling patterns about the place of women in American society.
Global biodiversity is already collapsing under pressures from pollution, habitat loss and climate change, writes Frederick Hewett. The Trump administration’s move to weaken the Endangered Species Act is just one...
The financier accused of sex trafficking died Saturday of an apparent suicide. So how do the dozens of his accusers find justice now?
This spirit of generosity to the stranger, and mercy to the helpless, is not only the core of Christian theology, but the central tenet of our republic, writes Steve Almond.
A couple of years ago, the city of Ludvika, Sweden was under siege by neo-Nazis. Writer and activist Julie Lindahl explains how the citizens of the city fought back, and...
My 12-year-old is now using "they" pronouns, writes Jane Roper. So far, people have been very supportive. But many also add, with varying degrees of consternation, that they just have...
Hospitals can help the chronically homeless -- high users of emergency departments -- find housing, write Dr. Alister Martin and David Velasquez.
It's not hard to see the parallels between "Operation Clean Sweep" and well-documented human rights abuses happening elsewhere, writes Miles Howard.
Morrison’s various depictions of death had occupied my thoughts even before the news of her departure, writes Jabari Asim.
A data-driven approach to gun violence, targeting crime-fighting tactics rather than weapons, could save lives while doing an end-run around fanatics, writes Rich Barlow.
It’s easy to blame the horrors of a mass shooting on some kind of cognitive aberration, writes Thom Dunn. But racism and terrorism are not predicated on mental illness.
You’ve heard it all. I’ve written it all, says Anita Diamant. So what’s a human to do?
President Trump and Vice President Pence immediately offered prayers for the dead and injured, writes Jim Borghesani. Neither offered any ideas to help stem such mass shootings.
The president didn’t invent racial demagoguery or white supremacy, writes Steve Almond. He has simply triggered the deadly leap from ideation to action.
To be single-payer or not to be single-payer: That is the question, writes Rich Barlow.
Songs like Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" and Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" acknowledge that love can be messy, ugly and painful. And naming the pain can feel like liberation, writes Joanna...
The Democratic hopefuls should take every opportunity to reject the rancor that the president exhaustingly exploits, writes Steve Almond.