‘The Birth of a Nation’: The most racist movie ever made

Its stereotypes have reverberated for a century.

A chance encounter with Father Hesburgh changed one writer's life.

  • Jenny Shank
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  • Mar 3, 2015

Sometimes drama is real. But sometimes, it's a way to shut down discussion.

  • Harris O'Malley
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  • Mar 2, 2015

The "right-to-work" legislation set to pass in Wisconsin provides no new rights and no new work. What it's really about is undermining the bargaining power of working Wisconsinites.

  • Jared Bernstein
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  • Mar 2, 2015

Scott Walker has had a pretty good month. Except on foreign policy...

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Mar 2, 2015

Star Trek made space exploration a pop culture phenomenon.

  • Margaret A. Weitekamp
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  • Mar 1, 2015

The Federal Reserve correctly values well-anchored expectations as per where inflation is headed. Given the recent record of actual inflation, that suggests a preemptive rate hike could actually hurt their credibility.

  • Jared Bernstein
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  • Feb 27, 2015

The roiling debate over the color of the dress illustrates just how hard it is to agree on anything in world politics.

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Feb 27, 2015

Though the wars were different, every generation of soldiers has struggled after returning home.

  • Norman Bussel
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  • Feb 27, 2015

Teachers prefer pupils who share their personality.

  • Peter Tymms
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  • Feb 26, 2015

China makes a move that's detrimental to Western tech companies. But it's likely detrimental to China as well

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Feb 26, 2015

Employee drug tests have always been a privacy violation. Now they're just pointless.

  • Gina Tron
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  • Feb 26, 2015

The Israeli prime minister might succeed where Nixon ultimately failed.

  • Yoav Fromer
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  • Feb 25, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu thinks that he has to destroy the US-Israeli bilateral relationship in order to save it.

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Feb 25, 2015

I had to decide to stay upright on my surfboard. I didn't know it would help me stay upright in my life, too.

  • Eve Fairbanks
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  • Feb 25, 2015

We're ignoring our most vulnerable.

  • Khadijah Costley White
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  • Feb 25, 2015

The president is poisoning the movement.

  • Ilya Shapiro
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  • Feb 24, 2015

Too often when a white feminist says "we," she doesn't mean women of color.

  • Nyasha Junior
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  • Feb 24, 2015

Increasing influence, a Faustian bargain and the Realpolitik all work in Beijing's favor.

  • Gabriela Marin Thornton, Alexey Ilin
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  • Feb 24, 2015
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Is House of Cards crueler to wonks or operatives?

"House of Cards'" only theme is that to survive and thrive in politics, one must purge any inclination towards empathy.

  • Daniel W. Drezner
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  • Mar 3, 2015