The Lincoln Brigade Memorial in San Francisco.
For many contemporary observers, the Spanish Civil War was seen as very much of a piece with the war against Hitler and Mussolini. But then things changed. Why?
The rays of hope are there, if you look for them.
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Amid the gloom, here are some hopeful signs that we can meet our climate obligations.
How hard is it to find what people would prefer was forgotten?
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How hard is it to find out what information has been removed from search engine results? What about identifying who asked for it to be removed?
Why race-conscious policies matter.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
The rate of suicides in jails is increasing.
A few high-profile cases of jail inmates who committed suicide reveal only a fraction of the problem. NYU expert digs into why jail suicides may be on the rise -- again.
Women have borne the brunt of global inequality.
The corporate world must embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority.
Warren Buffett’s voice has been one of the loudest arguing it’s time to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires like him.
Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
Living in supported smart technology homes is liberating for young people with disability who would otherwise be trapped in unsuitable nursing homes.
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Thousands of young people with disability who end up in nursing homes lead lives of isolation and boredom. Better and smarter housing finance and support options are at last being developed.
Does the place of breakfast matter?
More than 15 million children live in homes that do not have enough food. However, the number of children taking advantage of free breakfast in schools is low. What can schools do?
Old enough to break down? Electronic voting machines.
Decade-old computer equipment underpins the country's most important civic process. What happens when it breaks down?
Just a few of Donald Trump’s Twitter followers.
The jester of Twitter doesn't need traditional media or campaign war chests. Here's why.
How do innovators acquire their skills?
Researchers surveyed college students to find out what was influencing student motivation. They found good relationships with faculty make a big difference, but not good grades.
How much parent involvement is “just right?”
Do expectations about the "right" parent involvement take into account America's large diversity?
Members of a Muslim fraternity at University of Texas, Dallas.
Research indicates that only 46% of students believe Muslims are accepted on campus. But the same research points to ways to change how Muslims are perceived by Americans generally.
The treacherous toilet.
Public 'restroom' is a euphemism of the highest order. We don't find it restful.
You see with your brain, not just your eyes.
Sure, your eyes are crucial for seeing the world around you. But it's your brain that does the really hard vision work.
Cables crisscross the oceans carrying your internet info.
Telegeography Submarine Cable Map
Thin cables about as big around as a garden hose traverse the Earth's oceans carrying all our intercontinental internet data. No one's in charge and no one's defending them.
Did you watch the GOP debate, or just follow it on Twitter?
Was the latest GOP debate designed just to give candidates – and viewers – something to tweet about?
A protester holds a sign in support of Kim Davis, September 9 2015.
A scholar visited a dozen churches to learn why some religious folks oppose same-sex marriage. He discovered it's not a simple case of homophobia.
Boehner quits on Friday, September 25.
The speaker calls it quits after five years of trying to get Tea Party leaders to stop squabbling and play nice. The road ahead looks rocky for the GOP.