Many states and cities are putting Americans’ fates in the hands of algorithms.
A young gun-rights activist is entitled to mercy and understanding. But so are the millions of other children who never get it.
Throughout its history, America has attacked countries that did not threaten it.
The sultan of Brunei has proposed stoning as a punishment for male sodomy.
A new book proposes we let robots do all the work.
Americans who oppose reparations care more about responding to political expediency than about the emergency of inequality.
Four years ago, my wife, Deb, and I wrote about an ambitious and unusual tech startup called Bitwise Industries, in the gritty and long-struggling city of Fresno in California’s Central Valley.
For an introduction to Bitwise and its co-founders, Irma L. Olguin Jr. and Jake Soberal, please see “California’s Centers of Technology: Bay Area, L.A., San Diego, and … Fresno?” For what is at stake in their efforts to foster an inclusive, advanced-tech culture in an agriculture-dominated city, please see “Three Ways of Thinking About Fresno (and Why You Should Care).”
The debate over reparations highlights the dual purpose of the holiday: celebrating emancipation but also demanding accountability for historical and present wrongs.
The real problem is that families are primed to see a fetal anomaly as a catastrophe in waiting.
Rising rents are feeding a surge in homelessness.
Have 2020 candidates been reading too much French philosophy?
Mohamed Morsi was a deeply flawed but democratically elected president. His death shows how much his country has lost.
The president is “officially” kicking off his reelection bid—for perhaps the fifth time.
The university and its critics can transform this polarizing culture war controversy into a constructive moment––if both take steps to placate the other side.
The president appears committed to destroying the very idea of facts.
In an interview, the presidential hopeful outlines ambitious plans for reforming immigration and policing.
As Trump focuses on disruption, Beijing is evidently operating on a higher level.
As the battle over abortion intensifies once again, lawmakers should listen to Americans’ moral intuitions about when personhood begins.
The storms that mark political life in Washington obscure the ruthlessly effective work happening across the federal government.
The president portrays himself as a straight talker, but he tends to try different responses to tough questions to see what sticks.