In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria?
Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.
It’s called “defense” spending, but how much of it is actually about defense? Here’s how we could save billions, and still have billions left to make the U.S. and the world more secure.
Remember the last time we were told military strikes were needed because a Middle Eastern despot had used weapons of mass destruction?
We all know our stuff doesn't grow on store shelves. Here's how we can rehumanize our relationship with our things—and the people who make them.
As some beat the drums for war with Syria on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's important to remember the full scope of King's dream.
It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.
Why an Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer think they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
Will the people of Iran get the reforms they asked for in electing the moderate Hassan Rouhani? The answer depends partly on them, and partly on the United States.
Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Responding to past traumas like slavery and acts of terrorism can heal us—and future generations.
The movement to push back against North Carolina’s ultraconservative state legislature is in its 13th week, and still growing.
What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?