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Pakistan election 2024 PTI

The Unexpected and Uncertain Result of Pakistan’s Elections The Unexpected and Uncertain Result of Pakistan’s Elections

Former prime minister Imran Khan’s party was banned from running. But as independent candidates, Khan’s allies claim to have won a majority.

Feb 12, 2024 / Highlights / Hasan Ali

Associate US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas poses for the official photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on October 7, 2022.

Clarence Thomas Broke the Law. Why Is He Not Being Prosecuted? Clarence Thomas Broke the Law. Why Is He Not Being Prosecuted?

The debate about whether Supreme Court justices are bound by ethics rules drew attention away from the fact that Clarence Thomas’s conduct violated federal laws.

Feb 12, 2024 / Highlights / William W. Taylor III

The Metaphysical Horror of “The Curse”

The Metaphysical Horror of “The Curse” The Metaphysical Horror of “The Curse”

From its first moments to its antic end, the series exposes its viewers to an abundance of anxious perturbation but it does something else too: It reveals the absurdity all around...

Jan 12, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Sarah Chihaya

George Santos speaks during a press conference outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2023.

The George Santos Show Was Fun, but It’s Time for the Series Finale The George Santos Show Was Fun, but It’s Time for the Series Finale

Santos is undeniably captivating, but he is not a lovable scammer. He’s a hard-right ideologue, and we will all be better off without him.

Dec 1, 2023 / Highlights / Faith Branch

Thin crowd of anti-vaxxers protested on Times Square against vaccination mandates for many professions.

Why Don't Americans Believe in Science? Why Don't Americans Believe in Science?

When medicine doesn’t focus on prevention, anti-vaccination rhetoric flourishes. It’s time to address the system.

Nov 30, 2023 / Highlights / Philip Eil

Biden Doesn’t Need Congress for His  Plan to Support Domestic Workers

Biden Doesn’t Need Congress for His Plan to Support Domestic Workers Biden Doesn’t Need Congress for His Plan to Support Domestic Workers

For the first time, the Department of Labor is offering sample agreements for domestic workers and their employers to clarify expectations and protect workers’ rights.

Nov 17, 2023 / Highlights / Sara Luterman

Why These Teachers Unions Are Demanding a Cease-Fire

Why These Teachers Unions Are Demanding a Cease-Fire Why These Teachers Unions Are Demanding a Cease-Fire

A flurry of state and local teachers unions have passed cease-fire resolutions, but few national unions have followed.

Nov 16, 2023 / Highlights / Sarah Lazare

Coenties Slip in New York, 1850–1900.

How the New York Waterfront Shaped American Modernism How the New York Waterfront Shaped American Modernism

In The Slip, Prudence Peiffer looks at the role an overlooked neighborhood played in the lives and work of an eclectic set of postwar artists.

Nov 6, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Tausif Noor

A photo from above of migrants sitting in chairs at Port Authority bus terminal in New York City.

The Number of Migrants Is Not the Problem—Our Asylum System Is The Number of Migrants Is Not the Problem—Our Asylum System Is

America’s asylum processes keep migrants in perpetual limbo, unable to work and support themselves, after they’ve come to the United States. 

Nov 2, 2023 / Highlights / Gaby Del Valle

Bill Hemmer, Fox's “America’s Newsroom” anchor, on October 13, 2023.

Western Journalists Have Palestinian Blood on Their Hands Western Journalists Have Palestinian Blood on Their Hands

The mainstream media’s relentless dehumanization of Palestinians is enabling Israeli war crimes.

Oct 20, 2023 / Highlights / Mohammed El-Kurd

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