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Rep. Kevin McCarthy leaves a House Republican Conference meeting at the US Capitol on Dec. 5, 2023. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Ex-Speaker McCarthy’s departure from Congress reads like Greek tragedy – but stars a ‘slight unmeritable man’ and not a hero

Kevin McCarthy, the only speaker of the House to be ousted, has quit Congress. The ancient Greeks and Romans, as well as Shakespeare, understood the price of ambition like McCarthy’s: humiliation.
A woman prays in front of skulls at a memorial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, marking the genocide that happened under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP via Getty Images

The landmark Genocide Convention has had mixed results since the UN approved it 75 years ago

While the Genocide Convention has helped raise awareness and prevent ethnic violence from escalating, it has not stopped many accusations of genocides, including violence in Darfur and in Ukraine.
En las protestas propalestinas ha sido habitual ver a personas con pancartas pidiendo el fin del genocidio en la Franja de Gaza. Christoph Reichwein/picture alliance via Getty Images

¿Qué es un genocidio?

¿Se está produciendo un genocidio en Oriente Próximo? A ambos lados del conflicto en Israel y la Franja de Gaza, muchos responden que sí. Un experto en genocidios aclara algunos conceptos en este artículo.
Pessoas segurando cartazes pedindo o fim do genocídio na Faixa de Gaza têm sido uma ocorrência comum em protestos pró-palestinos. Christoph Reichwein/picture alliance via Getty Images

Está ocorrendo um genocídio no Oriente Médio? Eis o que o termo realmente significa

As pessoas falam sobre genocídio de várias maneiras diferentes, desde técnicas até coloquiais - mas uma guerra de palavras não substitui um caminho para a paz, escreve um estudioso de genocídio.
People holding signs calling for an end to genocide in the Gaza Strip have been a common occurrence at pro-Palestinian protests. Christoph Reichwein/picture alliance via Getty Images

Both Israel and Palestinian supporters accuse the other side of genocide – here’s what the term actually means

People talk about genocide in a few different ways, ranging from technical to colloquial – but a war of words does not replace a path to peace, a genocide scholar writes.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has evolved over time into multiple variants and sublineages. loops7 / E+ via Getty Images

Pivotal points in the COVID-19 pandemic – 5 essential reads

With the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, at least for now, we look back on a handful of stories that provided sharp insights at key moments in the pandemic.
The pandemic put millions of people on the edge of eviction. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

COVID-19’s housing crisis hit many Asians in the US hardest – but only after government aid began flowing

While all groups experienced increased housing vulnerability after the pandemic hit, only people of Asian descent continued to see their situations worsen in 2021 as the US spent trillions trying to soften the impact.
Infowars founder Alex Jones in court during his Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 22, 2022. Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File

Hypocrisy is beneath them – political figures in the Trump era don’t bother concealing their misdeeds

Shame and guilt seem equally foreign to many politicians and public figures these days. Rather than cover their bad behavior with a veneer of hypocrisy, they revel in it, a classics scholar says.
Voting at home by mail can be very convenient – and safe from concerns about COVID-19. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

So you want to vote by mail – 5 essential reads

Voting by mail is safe from fraud and manipulation, is backed by people across the political spectrum and can be more convenient for many voters.

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