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Guns and Gun Control
150th Anniversary Events
October 9, 2015
Nobel Prize Laureate Svetlana Alexievich’s Oral Histories Are Chronicles of the Future
In her cantos of loss readers feel a sense of communion, of a shared humanity in the face of horror.
October 6, 2015
Ralph Nader, the People’s Curator
The consumer advocate’s new American Museum of Tort Law honors the legacy of the “weapon of the weak.”
September 25, 2015
What Trump and Carson Get Wrong: Islam Is as American as Apple Pie
Since the very beginning, Islam has always been part of the social fabric of this country.
September 24, 2015
Pope Francis Elevates Dorothy Day’s Call For Economic Justice
The pope reminds Congress of an American moral tradition that believes “in an economy based on human needs rather than on the profit motive.”
September 21, 2015
Bernie, Donald, and the Promise of Populism
Both candidates have been mislabeled as populists. The movement of that name was a genuine people’s rebellion that reinvigorated democracy. We can do it again.
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September 21, 2015
In Cuba, Pope Francis and Fidel Castro Baptize a New Era
Pope Francis and Fidel Castro share a long, intertwined political history—one that also points forward to a global ideological realignment.
September 18, 2015
Why Is the ‘Radical Pope’ About to Canonize a Priest Who Helped Enslave and Murder Native Americans?
It's time to confront, not celebrate, the other American slavery.
September 11, 2015
The TPP Will Finish What Chile’s Dictatorship Started
Salvador Allende warned against neoliberalism’s disastrous effects just before he was overthrown. He was right to be worried.
September 2, 2015
A Retelling: The Clubwomen
A writer reflects on her grandmothers’ struggles with progress and peril in a changing America.
September 1, 2015
Historians of Color Are Revolutionizing the Narrative of ‘American Exceptionalism’
For too long, we have looked in the wrong place and race for the genesis of our national story.
David Levering Lewis