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Black Lives Matter
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Special Issue: The Water Crisis
Today 3:59 am
How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement
A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.
Yesterday 4:23 pm
Could Japan Become America’s New Proxy Army?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to alter a key provision of Japan’s constitution to lift the country’s 70-year ban on foreign deployments.
Yesterday 4:04 pm
Ethiopia Claims a US Precedent for Its Crackdown on Journalists
Now that he’s in Addis Ababa, President Obama should call for the release of those locked up by Washington's “war on terror” ally.
Yesterday 1:17 pm
A Traitor Who Writes
Chinese novelist Yan Lianke on censorship and the dream of getting published without writing drivel.
Yesterday 12:49 pm
Zero Waste Remains a Dirty Business
New York and Los Angeles are reforming their waste-management systems, but there’s still a ways to go to clean up the sanitation industry’s labor standards.
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Yesterday 12:42 pm
From Opium Wars to Darwin’s Finches: A Brief History of Great Britain
History has shown us time and time again that we are only human.
Yesterday 11:29 am
Are You Haitian?
American media upped its coverage of the Dominican Republic’s internment and deportation practices, but the repression of Haitians continues.
Yesterday 11:16 am
An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel
The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Yesterday 6:00 am
July 27, 1866: The Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable Commences Operation
“Where it is all going to end, and what kind of life the ‘merchant of the future’ will lead, nobody knows.”
July 26, 2015
July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman Desegregates the US Military
“Russia's race-equality doctrines create far more serious psychological and propaganda difficulties for the army than did the self-defeating racism of Nazi Germany.”