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When Saying No To A President Saves Democracy
The Mueller report leaves a shadow over President Trump about possible obstruction of justice, but it also offers insights on how acts of conscience can turn events.
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Holy Grail: How Hollywood Can Get Religious Movies Right
With Easter come new faith-based movie offerings – and an opportunity to evaluate religion on the big screen. What can filmmakers improve?
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Why Frustrated Ukrainians May Elect A Comedian As President
Ukraine’s presidential election looks in the bag for comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. But that reflects disappointment in incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
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After Mueller Report, The Pressure Shifts To Congress
With the public release of the Mueller report, the investigation of President Donald Trump lands firmly in the hands of Congress.
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North Macedonia’s Election: A Victory For Western Diplomacy?
North Macedonia votes on Sunday for a new president. But more important may be how the United States and European Union made this possible.
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Military Wives Fought To Bring Their Husbands Home From Vietnam
'The League of Wives' traces the challenges they faced, including stonewalling by Congress and dismissal by Pentagon brass.
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Is Populism Waning In Germany? The Steady Rise Of The Greens Party
In Germany, the populist backlash has become a galvanizing force for The Greens party, now the country’s second largest party.
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Why Wendell Berry Is Still Not Going To Buy A Computer
In 1988, Wendell Berry shocked the world by declaring that he was not going to buy a computer. Three decades later, he hasn’t looked back.
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Tulsa Experiment Tests How Tightly Woven A Safety Net Has To Be
Billionaire George Kaiser's child-centered philanthropy could provide a beacon of hope for other cities grappling with deep inequities.
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For America’s Poorest Communities, Opportunity Knocks
Under new tax rules, patient investors can now lift up distressed areas with new businesses over 10 years, reducing geographic inequality in the U.S.
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New York Harbor: A No-go Zone Or An Aquatic World?
It was a short ferry ride from downtown Manhattan to Governors Island, but the noise and hubbub of the Big Apple faded to the background on the trip. The skyline remained looming, but the water lapping at the island’s shores served as a reminder that
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What The Mueller Report Is And Isn't: The Fog Begins To Lift
Americans are at long last getting a chance to see for themselves what the Mueller report has found about the 2016 elections.
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‘Shakespeare’s Library’ Imagines The Bard’s Bookshelves
Stuart Kells explores the source materials that would have been necessary to write all those plays and poems.
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Aw Shucks! Can Oysters Clean Up New York’s Harbor?
The Billion Oyster Project aims to help restore New York Harbor, with the help of students from the Harbor School on Governors Island.
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How To Defy Apartheid? For Journalist Juby Mayet, With Pen In Hand.
Reporter Juby Mayet knew apartheid’s toll on South Africa all too well. But she defied the regime with vivid descriptions of black communities.
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Should The Census Ask About Citizenship? Supreme Court To Weigh In.
The Supreme Court will weigh the constitutionality of a census question requesting that residents declare their citizenship status on April 23.
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In Jordan, A Place For Animals To Forget The Trauma Of War
In Jordan, an animal shelter offers four-legged victims of Mideast conflict a place to recover their physical and mental health.
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A Planeload Of Truth Lands In Venezuela
A dictator finally admits his regime has a humanitarian crisis and lets in foreign aid from the Red Cross. His reversal will help expose other lies and bring back democracy.
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Tangle Of Church And State Roils Ukraine’s Orthodox Parishes
Ukraine’s Orthodox parishes are being riven as they decide whether to retain a traditional affiliation with Moscow or join a new national church.
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20 Years After Columbine: One Parent’s Reflection
Twenty years after Columbine, a reporter and former Colorado teacher reflects on raising children in an era of school shootings.
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At A New University, Syrian Kurds Build Their Own Future
In the autonomous region of northern Syria, a Kurdish university is providing a new generation with the tools to build their society.
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Paris Can Learn Others’ Lessons In Loss After Notre Dame Fire
The Notre Dame fire is a major cultural loss for Paris. But communities around the world, from Warsaw to New York, show that recovery is possible.
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The Rebirth Of Notre Dame’s Purpose
The fire in the iconic Gothic cathedral did not destroy its original role as a gathering place for grand purposes. Its restoration will only affirm the ideas that shaped the famed structure.
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Is Grocery Packaging Necessary? Not For These Shops.
Packaging-free shops like Precycle in Brooklyn offer consumers a way to purchase food without all the extra baggage.
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Zero Waste Lifestyle: How One Family Learned To Live With Less
Bea Johnson’s family produces just one jar of trash per year. Ms. Johnson shares how her family came to adopt this zero waste lifestyle.
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Is America’s Media Divide Destroying Democracy?
Separate media spheres create separate realities – and a challenge for unity. Seventh in our “Democracy Under Strain” series.
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Nebraskans Talk Extreme Weather. Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.
The severe flooding that inundated Nebraska last month washed away fields, bridges, and roads. But did it change minds about climate change?
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Tumbling Toward Community: The ‘Blossoming’ Circus Of Addis Ababa
The Fekat Circus, like Addis Ababa itself, is many things at once: a professional troupe, a community circus school, and daily dose of happiness.
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Taxpayers Need Help. So Does The IRS.
The IRS budget has been cut 17% since 2010, even as the tax code has grown more complicated. Enforcement and customer service are strained.
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Militaristic And Anti-democratic, Ukraine's Far-right Bides Its Time
Ukraine’s right-wing groups like Right Sector and the National Corps pose a danger to the country’s still unstable democracy.
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