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Race and Ethnicity
Internet and New Media
February 3, 2016
The Trials of Aaron Swartz
A collection of Swartz’s writings is a record of a mind thinking, beautifully, against itself.
January 6, 2016
Twitter’s White-People Problem
Will the company become a leader in reforming its workforce, or a case study for how the tech industry’s relentless whiteness destroys innovation, too?
Donovan X. Ramsey
December 17, 2015
December 17, 1938: Otto Hahn Discovers Nuclear Fission, the Basis for the Atom Bomb
“The remarkable work of atomic scientists is benefiting mankind in a thousand ways, and the inspiring fact is that this work has only begun.”
December 15, 2015
Volkswagen’s Nazi-Era Blood Crimes
Its executives—not Nazi officials—oversaw the murder of hundreds of infants of slave laborers.
November 12, 2015
How Edward Snowden Changed Everything
ACLU attorney Ben Wizner discusses the “Snowden effect” and why courts are taking privacy claims seriously now.
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October 29, 2015
Is Complicity Now the Entry Fee for Critique?
A new app brings clarity to an old situation: the collaboration between journalism and capitalism.
October 27, 2015
October 27, 1904: The New York City Subway System Opens
“The bearing of this upon social conditions can hardly be overestimated.”
September 3, 2015
Age of the Unicorn: How the Fed Tried to Fix the Recession, and Created the Tech Bubble
The number of “unicorn” tech companies is increasing dramatically—but the bubble will burst eventually.
August 26, 2015
Three Weeks After Obama Announced His Clean-Power Plan, He Greenlit New Oil Drilling in the Arctic
What’s driving the president’s bafflingly two-faced climate policy?
August 20, 2015
Iran Is Not the Greatest Threat to World Peace
There’s a clear way to ensure a nuclear-free Middle East, but Washington is not interested.