In an age in which sexual and racial identity dominate American politics, it’s a question that seemed to be on a lot of minds.
Voting is a basic civic duty in a democracy. But are incentives to vote actually helpful?
Can you guess what happened next?
“Here it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I’m supposed to be all upset that Trump attacked John Lewis...."
It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.
Important words to remember during these difficult times.
Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.
With a Trump presidency at hand an inescapable historical irony deserves to be noted.
It's a pervasive idea in politics, art, and culture.
Is it time to do away with hyphenated hate?
It can teach a crucial lesson on the importance of tax visibility.
Who is better equipped to help the poor: bureaucracy or caring citizens?
In a blistering op-ed, one native of Chicago explains why he's giving up on Chi-Town.
College administrators have turned their campuses into “surveillance” states.
Nat Hentoff, a fearless intellectual and champion of civil rights, died last week.
A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."
A once 'vibrant and useful discipline' has experienced a sad decline, writes Charles Kupfer.
President Obama said goodbye to the nation last night. Did his speech measure up?
A bombshell intelligence report published Tuesday will leave some people embarrassed. Will it be Trump or the media and CIA?
Right-wing politicians are winning elections because they have a "beauty advantage", according to European social scientists.
A confirmation of what has long been suspected?
Would Paine equate today's politicians with King George?
We’re making a national production over the actor’s comments because they were clumsy and lacked subtlety. Welcome to 21st century America.
In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.
It is the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet, say intelligence officials. So what?
Sandwiched in the middle of a 969-page Act is a provision creating the Global Engagement Center. (Because, you know, the Russians.)
Let’s talk about the issues behind Chicago’s violence.
Would we see a change for the better in the nation’s schools if education was placed back in the hands of local communities?