Back from the Brink: The Quest to Save the Bald Eagle
Thanks to scientists and policymakers, the bald eagle is no longer an endangered species. Can its success be extended to other animals in danger?
Paul Manafort: Friend to Tyrants. Washington Insider. Nothing Unusual.
Paul Manafort resigned last Friday after new revelations about his connection to Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine. But Yanukovych is not Manafort's first dictator, and Manafort is not Washington's first insider with dangerous international ties.
History and Horror: Nations Struggle with Relics of Evil Past
Will Osama bin-Laden's compound be turned into a playground? Arvin Anoop covers the controversy surrounding the al-Qaeda founder's former home and takes us through what other countries have done with problematic landmarks.
Olympic Fencer Makes History in Hijab
Ibtihaj Muhammad chose fencing so that her hijab wouldn't stand out from behind the mask. Now, with a bronze medal in Rio, she embraces the attention and hopes to serve as a role model.
Cupping at the Olympics: Does it Work?
Why is Michael Phelps covered in dark red welts? William Vester takes us through the science and pseudoscience of cupping, the newest health craze sweeping the Olympics.
The Polish Constitutional Crisis
How will Poland's Euroskeptic parliament affect the country's standing in the European Union? What about its relationship with Russia? Katie Kidney explains the Polish constitutional crisis.
The Brazilian From Qatar: Thoughts from a Beach Volleyball Game in Rio
Alexander Gerszten reports from Rio on a beach volleyball match with an unexpected Brazilian player.
The Lawyers Who Vanished: Suppression of Political Dissent on the Rise in China
The Chinese government recently sentenced a lawyer at a human rights firm to seven years in prison, one of hundreds of such convictions since mid-2015. Sonny Stephens walks us through Xi Jinping's campaign to crack down on anti-government dissent and use of filmed public confessions to discredit his enemies.
A First Lady Who Fits the Bill
If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, the American people will have their first First Gentleman. But Hillary has made it clear that Bill won’t be picking out the china or floral arrangements. Anna Blech analyzes the fraught gender politics of presidential spouse-hood, and tells us how we got to a situation where the nation’s first female president can have it all—all the power and all the housework.
Ruminations in Rio
Alexander Gerszten reflects on his first few days in Rio during the Olympics.
Open the Priesthood
Katherine Kidney argues that it is time to put erroneous Church traditions aside and allow women to become priests.
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Geneva Decker sits down with the cast and crew of Dev Patel's new movie about an Indian mathematician studying in England at the height of World War I.
We’re Not Taking Her For Granted
Makayla Haussler rejects the idea that millennial women are taking the first female nominee for granted.
Cassandra Lignelli looks at why Mike Pence accepted the Medicaid expansion and what that could signal for the Republicans.
A Coup of Erdogan, for Erdogan, by Erdogan?
Turkey's failed coup and ensuing purges have shocked the world. Arvin Anoop takes us step by step through the crisis and its aftermath.
Kimpossible: North Korea’s Delusions of Nuclear Grandeur
Billy Roberts analyzes the nuclear threat posed by the Hermit Kingdom.
4-4: The Consequences of an Unfilled Supreme Court Seat
With Merrick Garland's confirmation process indefinitely in limbo, the court continues to hear cases as usual. Marshall Rankin tells us what happens in the event of a tie, and how Scalia's empty seat has affected cases thus far.
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