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Twitter’s White-People Problem 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?

Jan 6, 2016 / Donovan X. Ramsey

Volkswagen’s Nazi-Era Blood Crimes

Volkswagen’s Nazi-Era Blood Crimes Volkswagen’s Nazi-Era Blood Crimes

Its executives—not Nazi officials—oversaw the murder of hundreds of infants of slave laborers.

Dec 15, 2015 / Feature / Neal Gabler

December 17, 1938: Otto Hahn Discovers Nuclear Fission, the Basis for the Atom Bomb

December 17, 1938: Otto Hahn Discovers Nuclear Fission, the Basis for the Atom Bomb 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.”

Dec 17, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

How Edward Snowden Changed Everything

How Edward Snowden Changed Everything How Edward Snowden Changed Everything

ACLU attorney Ben Wizner discusses the “Snowden effect” and why courts are taking privacy claims seriously now.

Nov 12, 2015 / Sagiv Galai and Tekendra Parmar

Abandoned newspaper vending machines, Covina, California, 2011.

Is Complicity Now the Entry Fee for Critique? Is Complicity Now the Entry Fee for Critique?

A new app brings clarity to an old situation: the collaboration between journalism and capitalism.

Oct 29, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Joshua Clover

October 27, 1904: The New York City Subway System Opens

October 27, 1904: The New York City Subway System Opens October 27, 1904: The New York City Subway System Opens

“The bearing of this upon social conditions can hardly be overestimated.”

Oct 27, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

TechCrunch

Age of the Unicorn: How the Fed Tried to Fix the Recession, and Created the Tech Bubble 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.

Sep 3, 2015 / From the Archive / Doug Henwood

Obama

Three Weeks After Obama Announced His Clean-Power Plan, He Greenlit New Oil Drilling in the Arctic 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?

Aug 26, 2015 / Mark Hertsgaard

John Kerry Iran Deal

Iran Is Not the Greatest Threat to World Peace 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.

Aug 20, 2015 / Noam Chomsky

August 6, 1945: The US Destroys Hiroshima With An Atomic Bomb

August 6, 1945: The US Destroys Hiroshima With An Atomic Bomb August 6, 1945: The US Destroys Hiroshima With An Atomic Bomb

“We face a choice between one world or none.”

Aug 6, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

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