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150th Anniversary Events
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.
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?
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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.
August 6, 2015
August 6, 1945: The US Destroys Hiroshima With An Atomic Bomb
“We face a choice between one world or none.”
July 27, 2015
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 24, 2015
Uber Wins a Battle With New York, Now It’s War
The fight over NYC’s Uber cap is just the beginning of a deeper struggle over the future of transportation and the gig economy.
July 20, 2015
Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma?
While climate scientists warn about the dangers droughts pose to the natural world, Dr. Irwin Redlener worries about its effects on minds and bodies.