U.S.

November, 2015

  • 24 November

    Major Spike in Hate Crimes Against American Muslims

    America's largest Muslim civil rights group reports "unprecedented" backlash and discrimination targeting the nation's Muslim minority since the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.

  • 20 November

    A Warmer Embrace of Muslims Could Stop Homegrown Terrorism

    Many Western policies that aim to prevent terrorism may actually be causing it.

  • 17 November

    Personal Wealth: A Nation of Extremes, and a Congress, Too

    A close look at members’ personal financial disclosure statements covering 2014 shows that Congress is a body of extremes — extreme wealth and a bit of extreme debt. Even though Congress may be a sample of particularly well-off Americans, its richest members are staggeringly wealthy — though none, so far, appear to be billionaires.

  • 9 November

    Bernie Sanders Has America Talking About Denmark

    If you were looking for a place where democratic socialism appears to be working, you’d be hard pressed to find a better example than Denmark.

  • 8 November

    Keystone XL Debate is Over, but Infrastructure Needs are Not

    Climate advocates are cheering rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, but both our fossil fuel and renewable energy infrastructure badly needs upgrading to tackle climate change.

  • 2 November

    Why Halal Food Carts Have Become Part of New York’s Culture?

    The mushroom growth of halal carts have made their mark on New York City’s life and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. These carts are introducing Americans to cuisines of countries and regions which have traditionally been in the headlines for wrong reasons.

  • 1 November

    Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel in Puerto Rico

    Policymakers have the tools to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Puerto Rico just needs to be allowed to use them.

October, 2015

  • 26 October

    Obama Calls for Limits on School Testing. Here’s Why

    President Obama's message has put issues around standardized testing back in the news. Here's what scholars have been saying.

  • 19 October

    Baseball’s Ethnic Tensions Run Deeper Than Bat Flips

    Why do white players seem so intent on preserving an unspoken set of rules?

  • 7 October

    Millions Spent to Influence TPP Outcome: Report

    All told, companies and groups paid lobbyists $2.6 billion while TPP was on their agenda, though that figure includes the companies’ outlays to lobby on all issues listed along with TPP on each report.