How a Palestinian learned to empathize in Auschwitz, why the Internet should be ad-free, what life is like in Colorado post-marijuana prohibition, and more...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Hillary Clinton: 'Failure' to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS

The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama's: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."

Jeffrey Goldberg

Two Working Parents, One Sick Kid

When both mom and dad have jobs, the cultural default is that mom will be the one to take the day off and stay at home.

Alexis C. Madrigal


A Plea for Empathy and Moderation in the Middle East

The violence in Gaza has only empowered radicals, says a Palestinian professor who took his students to Auschwitz.

Mohammad S. Dajani Daoudi

The Internet's Original Sin

It's not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web.

Ethan Zuckerman

Echoes of Michael Brown's Death in St. Louis's Racially Charged Past

The shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old by police on Saturday is part of a long history of violence toward African Americans in the Midwestern city.

Landon Jones

The Perils of Attachment Parenting

Extremes like on-demand breastfeeding can take their toll on parents and children alike.

Emma Jenner

The Robin Williams Way of Stardom

He wasn't just a celebrity. He was a part of our environment.

Megan Garber

120 American Charter Schools and One Secretive Turkish Cleric

The FBI is investigating a group of educators who are followers of a mysterious Islamic movement. But the problems seem less related to faith than to the oversight of charter schools.

Scott Beauchamp

Life With Legal Weed

A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado

Conor Friedersdorf

Magazine: How to Look Smart

Wear glasses, use a middle initial, and other tips for appearing intelligent

Julie Beck

Video: What Will a Liberal Arts Education Look Like in 50 Years

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of academics within some of America's top universities to weigh in on the fate of higher education.

In Focus: Desperate Iraqi Minorities Flee ISIS Attacks

Last week, ISIS militants swarmed into several minority villages in northern Iraq, prompting tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push toward the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil. Thousands more are still feared to be trapped in the region, forced to choose between starvation and dehydration, or a descent down the mountains toward armed militants.

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