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Our Post-Privacy World

Total information awareness may make us feel safe, but will we regret living in a surveillance state?

by Thomas A. Bass | Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Looking Back From the End of the World

What Thoreau can teach us about living life during—and after—the pandemic

by David Gessner | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

No Ghost in the Machine

Artificial intelligence isn’t as intelligent as you think

by Mark Halpern | Monday, March 02, 2020

This Man Should Not Be Executed

Billy Joe Wardlow murdered a man, but mitigating facts say he should not pay for that crime with his life

by Lincoln Caplan | Monday, December 02, 2019

Moral Courage and the Civil War

Monuments ask us to look at the past, but how they do it exposes crucial aspects of the present and has an inescapable effect on the future

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Reflections on a Silent Soldier

After the television cameras went away, a North Carolina city debated the future of its toppled Confederate statue

by Robin Kirk | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Our Fate Is in the Stars

Today’s space program still does amazing things, but nothing like Apollo. It’s time to begin again.

by George Musser | Monday, June 03, 2019

The First President To Be Impeached

Andrew Johnson beat the charges against him by a single vote, but what did the nation lose?

by Brenda Wineapple | Monday, March 04, 2019

Paying to Be Locked Up

Private prison companies treat immigrant detainees like convicted criminals—and reap huge profits from the people they hold

by Keramet Reiter | Monday, December 03, 2018

Stress Test for Free Speech

Social media are destroying the democratic culture that the First Amendment is meant to protect

by Lincoln Caplan | Tuesday, September 04, 2018
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