A frequently printed error has caused widespread misreadings of the seminal text—and the interpretation of democracy.
A trans man offers a unique perspective on the internalization of masculinity.
An expert on dog psychology reveals the unique features of canine intelligence.
Eileen Fisher explains how her design philosophy promotes sustainability.
In the history of America, female anger is political fuel.
The Founding Fathers designed America to be impervious to demagogues, but social media has derailed the system.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló describes how opportunity can be created for the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Some of tribalism's worst impulses, such as demagoguery and scapegoating, are beginning to permeate American politics.
There was no rulebook for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper when his state voted to legalize marijuana.
The acronym has ushered in a new era of informal communication.
The former president of the ACLU believes censorship—including on Facebook and other platforms—is ineffective.
Jose Antonio Vargas explains why his lack of papers shouldn’t disqualify him from being regarded as an American.
Oregon State Senator Sara Gelser reflects on the cost of workplace harassment.
Filming bystander footage can help protect human rights.
James Comey reveals why the president’s criticism of the country’s legal institutions is corrosive.
Political art that outlasts its times needs more than just a powerful message.
The genre’s sound, sentiments, and politics all aim for the same connection.
In an interview with Katie Couric, the ousted FBI director excoriated Trump for undoing America’s norms—but let himself off the hook for slipping out of the FBI’s.
On the fear that too much processing power will make us cease to be human
One way to ward off bad actors could be more information sharing between social-media platforms, researchers, and governments.
Two 21-year-olds believe they have a way to bring consumers of unreliable news closer to objectivity.
#MeToo is much more than women fighting among themselves.
The site’s head claims that the policy of not collecting personal information allows people to be “more true to themselves.”
An experimental composer proposes a new way to think about tradition versus progress.
Critics say the country’s higher-education institutions should focus on ensuring more Americans get four-year degrees, but college presidents highlight the benefits of global diversity on campus.
Women place a premium on knowing the details of their loved ones’ lives, which can make their relationships as fraught as they are gratifying.
The former secretary of state wants less attention paid to President Trump and more focus on the 2018 midterms. How to win them? He was less specific about that.
Philanthropy sounds nice, but it’s still a tax-sheltered way that plutocrats exercise power, says Stanford's Rob Reich.
In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by Bari Weiss, the controversial psychology professor was pressed for answers by a group quite different than his usual audiences.
Yes, voting; yes, speaking; yes, showing up; full participation in the American democracy of the moment, however, demands an even more basic activity.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is working to change many faces of his kingdom’s society, but some experts wonder whether he can keep a grip on power.
The problems blamed on emergency managers are often caused by the shortcomings of other governmental bodies, both before and after disasters.
A lot of people contend that American men are in crisis. But which men? And what is the nature of that crisis?
The First Amendment was drafted when speech was expensive and attention was abundant. Can it adapt to an era of too much speech and too little attention?
The city still has not healed from the events of last August.
A reminder that the quintessential piece of women’s footwear—a symbol of delicacy, of danger, of beauty—used to be worn by men
A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.
John McWhorter expects linguistic norms to change even faster in coming years—and he argues that we can be less bothered by attendant demands than we are today.
The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we’re more alike than we think.
The newest voters in the 2018 midterm elections are less cynical about politics and more progressive than the young adults who came before them.
Since 2016, the technology industry has been looking for answers. Code for America might have one.
The head of the National Constitution Center speaks out on how social media has eroded the founding father's vision for democracy.
Critics say the administration is targeting Hispanics ahead of the population tally—but Trump-backing red states could stand to suffer as much as blue ones.
American withdrawal from the Paris agreement is a test for the future of the globe, but also for the international order.
Resources are also geared toward migrant children at the U.S. border with Mexico.
A company that uses sensors to recognize the sound of gunshots could help solve the epidemic.
A conversation with the head of the department of human services in the first state to force a group of people to work in exchange for medical care
The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse pointed to economic factors as a cause of the epidemic.
Citizens’ wellbeing is often the result of careful planning—not serendipity.
“There is a real reason for us to be scared,” President Obama’s Ebola czar said.
The head of the Commonwealth Fund, which compares the health systems of developed nations, pinpoints why America’s is so expensive and inefficient.
A pediatrician explains how the trauma of family separation can change biology.
The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.
As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages them to shed the sort of intimate connections and emotional intelligence that add meaning to life.
Scientists have discovered an unexpected landscape on the dwarf planet.