In Turkey, different colors have long been associated with particular beliefs. Most recently, a rainbow coalition has spread across the country.
John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that’s not a good thing).
Robert Reich: Why Washington Is Cutting Safety Nets When Most Americans Are Still in the Great RecessionNovember 4, 2013
Washington pulls support as Americans continue to suffer from the recession.
What we know and don’t know about Obamacare’s effect on individual health insurance policies.
Notes on creativity as a commons.
Spooky reading recommendations from the editors at Guernica on the things that terrify us: from Edith Wharton’s ghosts to rotting elevator salmon.
The future of bike lanes in African-American neighborhoods.
How assisted living went from humane solution to multibillion-dollar industry.
The question all Americans must ask themselves lingers painfully: How does a war like this ever end?
One year after Hurricane Sandy and one month into Obamacare, what is the status of our medical facilities?
Will Obama block the Keystone pipeline or just keep bending?
Qawwali, the enchanting song of the Sufis, still possesses the devotees of the Nizamuddin Auliya shrine in Delhi.
Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More PopularOctober 29, 2013
So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?
To my parents, Vietnam was a war; to me, it was a country. Reflections on conflict and memory following the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap.
How to behave when you get your invitation to the White House.
In October’s taxcast, Swiss villagers shift a mining giant’s profits to humanitarian projects.
On class, intimacy, and the uses of the body in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color.
A long history of isolationism at The New York Times.
Koch-connected dark money groups face largest fine in California history of campaign finance.
The problems with the “anti-imperialist” position on Syria.
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer: Claim of “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of EvidenceOctober 24, 2013
The oft-cited number is 54, but there’s no evidence that it is accurate.
The novelist talks with Jamilah King about what it took to start over from scratch with his latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles.
Jason wishes he were in Hawaii, and keeps his surf instructor’s business card on his desk. Grace tests chemical samples for purity and remembers how much she hated communist Poland. Bob thinks about all the odors rising from the factory floor, but misses his favorite one.
How aware are universities about being need-aware? How blind are they to being need-blind?
Why the “protectors” of Banksy’s public works in New York are getting it all wrong.
Critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout say its technology problems are overwhelming. Defenders point to the states, where the health insurance marketplaces seem to be working.
No one knew they’d have to cut off their tongues to keep those little machines of fire going.
How Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave accomplishes what other films have not.
A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.
Part 3, Withdrawal: How a system of neglect endangered the lives of asylum seekers in the Netherlands.
Catherine O’Flynn talks with Rob Sharp about the connection between humor and tragedy, the places we look for happiness, and why she set her novel in a British shopping mall.
What the essentials and nonessentials of the government shutdown reveal about Washington’s problems.
Part 2, Presence: Exploring life and death amongst asylum seekers whose applications were rejected by the Dutch government in this second part of a three-part series.
The future of their country remains undetermined, but Syrians are beginning to plant seeds.
The trouble in Libya and how we helped it happen.
Part 1, Reception: Asylum seekers face red-tape, indifference, and murder in the first of a three-part series on the Dutch asylum system.
What America’s sudden boom in energy production and fossil fuel reserves means for the planet.
Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.