"A lot of problem-solving skills grow out of the experience of doing things rather than thinking about things."
Training students for jobs that are less likely to be outsourced, de-skilled, or stuck at minimum wage.
A toxic chemical leak, a contaminated water supply, and a long wait for answers in West Virginia.
A school that is famous for football is notable in an entirely different way.
Racial profiling is a lazy reversion to an older America—a nation that wasn't designed with black citizens in mind. This post is part of a debate series on “Is Stop and Frisk Worth It?," an article featured in the current issue of The Atlantic magazine.
When a man is tired of wingsuit videos ...
More ways of taking the measure of this vast country.
There's no good evidence that the invasive policing strategy brought down crime. The real question is what made crime rates climb in the first place. This post is part of a debate series on “Is Stop and Frisk Worth It?," an article featured in the current issue of The Atlantic magazine.
The Arizona sheriff is in trouble again, just in time for a new run for governor—this time for getting caught on videotape disrespecting a federal court order that highlighted his longstanding discriminatory police practices.
How the justices are taking on moral philosophy, theology, and more in the Hobby Lobby case
With jury deliberations now underway, Suleiman Abu Ghaith's case is proving to be a textbook example of why civilian courtrooms work better than military commissions.
Surprising alternatives to "so what do you do?"—from New Orleans to New York.
Are people in smaller towns "nicer" than cosmopolitans? No. But their political structures are working better.
The state wants to execute a 56-year-old mentally ill woman on March 27th, even though no one now seems to believe that she murdered the husband who had battered and abused her for years.
Addressing America's infrastructure crisis, while people are staying right in the infrastructure.
Celebrations of this landmark case are incomplete without any mention of Ralph David Abernathy, S.S. Seay Sr., Fred L. Shuttlesworth, and J.E. Lowery.
"I loathed it with the heat of a thousand million suns."
The twilight of exclamatory excess