A major college admissions scandal has laid bare the price of entry for some wealthy families — and the cost for everyone else.
As the idea gains traction in mainstream circles, we look at its roots in progressive American politics.
A conversation with Representative Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, about how Congress is preparing for the results of the special counsel investigation.
It was kind of refreshing to hear the general calmness, demeanor, and complete logic coming from Nadler on this topic. I wish the Republicans could talk about issues in such a straightforward manner without bending over backwards to weaponize their speech and pushing rhetoric over general principles.
Republicans should be acting in a manner as if they actually believed in the Golden Rule as they’re soon going to be wishing they had done the same while they were in power.
We look at three possible outcomes of the special counsel investigation, which is believed to be wrapping up soon.
The pop star’s legacy has been shadowed by sexual abuse accusations for decades. Wesley Morris grapples with why the world has, for so long, looked the other way.
I was justof a Michael Jackson interview in a documentary about Studio 54 recently and it was relatively striking to see him prior to all the body modification. It was also striking to see him in the midst of one of the few places on the planet at the time that was generally accepting of homosexuality and alternative culture even though many who were there were still on the DL.
The controversial proposal to combat global warming and economic inequality is transforming the political calculus around climate change.
Hopefully a major shift in the game theory will draw us at least to the left of center on this issue so we can get back to potentially reversing the effects of climate change. The sad part is that we likely will need something as drastic as this to make the requisite dent…
Should Big Tech partner with the Pentagon? We examine a cautionary tale.
Some great history and questions about ethics here.
I’m surprised that for it’s share of profits that Down didn’t spin off the napalm division to some defense contractor?
Of course some tech companies are already weaponizing their own products against people. What about those ethical issues.
The special counsel is said to be preparing to deliver a report on the results of the Russia investigation. What happens next?
Despite the unlikely courtship between the leaders of the two countries, neither the United States nor North Korea wants to be the first to compromise.
The investigation into a congressional seat narrowly won by a Republican reveals a detailed playbook for how election fraud can happen in the United States.
Wesley Morris joins us to talk about “Green Book,” the latest Oscar winner to focus on a white character’s moral journey in an interracial friendship.
I love Wesley Morris’s analysis here. Racial reconciliation fantasy is a great name for a rampant problem we’ve got in America. While it’s nice to try to sweep the problem under the rug, we really need to bring it out front and center and have a more honest discussion about it.
This may be one of the best podcast episodes I’ve heard in two months. I highly recommend it.
In the race to dominate the next generation of cellular networks, both the United States and China know there’s much more at stake than ultrafast internet.
Some great thought and analysis here about the coming issues with world wide communication networks.
A visit to one of the deadliest places in the United States for migrants shows that even for those who’ve made it across the border, a treacherous journey often awaits.
I’m really appreciating this series and how they’re bringing some actually reporting and storytelling about what is actually happening at the border. It’s far better than the simple pontificating we’re hearing from politicians who seem to have some broad strokes, but never quite seem to have the whole picture.
The special counsel’s indictment of the longtime Trump adviser establishes a direct connection between WikiLeaks and the president’s campaign.
I’m curious if there are charges the special prosecutor is holding back on to get people to flip for one final round that will come back and knock down the entire house of cards?
As the once-prosperous nation faces economic and political collapse, the struggle over its leadership may hinge on the military.
The big question seems to be: What will the military do and which way will the country swing in what is sure to be some serious turmoil for the coming months and years.