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Diary of (Not) Excavating a Mass Grave in El Salvador
The country’s lone forensic investigator faces a system designed to keep the bodies buried.
The Journalist Who Plunged Into Central America’s Deadliest Gang Wars
nez reports, with great beauty, on his region’s deepest traumas.
These Journalists Dedicated Their Lives to Telling Other People’s Stories. What Happens When No One Wants to Print Their Words Anymore?
As newsrooms disappear, veteran reporters are being forced from the profession. That’s bad for journalism—and democracy.
Standardized Tests Are a New Glass Ceiling
Women do better in class and worse on tests—and there are consequences.
Are the Major World Powers Blundering Toward War?
The US, Russia, China, and others are playing a dangerous game of military provocation. That’s exactly how World War I started a century ago.
Michael T. Klare
Asking For A Friend: How Do I Express My New Gender Presentation Without Buying Into Consumerism?
And another person asks—can I donate welfare dollars to Bernie?
The Democratic Primary Is Not Over Yet
Less than 900,000 Democrats in just four states have cast a ballot. More democracy—it’s a good thing!
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Christie as Trump’s Veep?
Why We Need Women in Power
Women legislators tend to promote women’s issues. How do Bernie supporters think we should get gender parity in government?
Books & the Arts
Tina Fey Goes for Drama
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a movie with neither highs nor lows.
Out of two new books, Constance Fenimore Woolson emerges as a figure of some dimension in her own right.
Cairo: A Museum of Ghosts
A visit to the Egyptian capital while government crackdowns are forcing many of its writers and artists to find a way out.
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Puzzle No. 3393
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto