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Israel and the decline of the liberal order

The rise of nationalism around the globe may be reflected in the outcome of Israeli elections.
There's almost no evidence linking Toforest Johnson to the death of William Hardy. But prosecutors kept insisting the impossible.
"Conservatives for decades have felt bullied by the left, and the default response was to roll over and take it.”
We've become more like the Britain we rebelled against than we might think.
  • Jul 2
Progressives want to dilute the concept of individualism, but that’s antithetical to America’s premise.
Vox blazed across the Internet, dividing its country. Now it’s in parliament.
Authoritarianism has reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world — a profound ideological, as well as strategic, challenge. And we have no idea how to confront it.
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We’re thinking about the Amazon fires all wrong. These maps show why.

The real solution to the Amazon fires lies far from the forest.
Hong Kong's "Lennon Walls" lift the voices of protest.
Former first lady Michelle Obama writes: "For me and for so many others, Morrison was that first crack in the levee."
  • Aug 9
“With gun violence comes post-traumatic stress disorder. What are we going to do about that?”
Kids growing up with toxic stress are more likely to have lifelong health problems. California's surgeon general says there is hope.
Three decades after the crackdown, Beijing is still terrified of the movement and what it stood for.
  • May 30
Pride celebrations and the corporations that sponsor them are deeply intertwined, with far-reaching consequences.
  • Jun 21
A collection of memories from the past and lessons for the future from the people who lived through the movement, as told through a nine-episode podcast series.
The shooting of 15-year-old Bobby Moore revealed a horror show of misconduct, cover-up and cascading institutional failure at the Little Rock Police Department.
  • Nov 2, 2018
Twelve years later, past and present residents of Arlington, Tex., are still reckoning with Amber Wyatt’s story.
  • Sep 19, 2018
One is American. The other is Iranian. This short film shows what happens when the U.S. government keeps you from your spouse.
An American woman and her Iranian husband have reunited in the U.S. after President Trump’s travel ban threatened to break up their marriage.
  • Mar 19, 2019
More competitive electric markets, a Green New Deal, carbon farming and other ideas that could help slow global warming.
  • Jan 2, 2019
Those who oppose reforms say nothing can be done. That’s demonstrably wrong.
We present the highlights: Year One of the Trump administration, as told by those who are (or were) part of it.
  • Jan 16, 2018
We asked 16 leaders what one change could help stop sexual harassment in their fields.
  • Dec 8, 2017
When the filmmaker started his new series, he had no idea it would coincide with the most divisive era since Vietnam.
  • Sep 14, 2017
The police story is one of the elemental dramas of American popular culture.
  • Oct 24, 2016
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