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November 26, 2014

The Secret Back Channel That Doomed the Israel-Palestine Negotiations

As the official peace process was stalling, stand-ins for Abbas and Netanyahu were meeting in secret.

College Shouldn't Prepare You for Your First Job. It Should Prepare You for Your Life.

We should heed Emerson and "resist the vulgar prosperity that retrogrades ever to barbarism."

How Much Can You Really Change After You Turn 30?

Research suggests that though we change a lot in adolescence and our early twenties. This slows down once we enter adulthood.

You Can Now Watch Darren Wilson Tell His Story. You Can't Hear Michael Brown's Side

Ferguson unrest continued a second night. Darren Wilson's interview didn't help.

Creating New Opportunities for African-American Entrepreneurs

SPONSORED CONTENT: Credit Suisse launches Entrepreneurs Circle to help African-Americans accelerate business growth.

Glimpses of a Ghetto-Free Future

Segregation is steadily declining—but whites still live in the least diverse neighborhoods

November 25, 2014

A Civil Rights Lawyer Explains Why Obama's Immigration Order Is an Even Bigger Deal Than It Seems

It's not just about issuing work permits. It's also about changing enforcement priorities, so that federal authorities stop deporting people for traffic stops. 

This Is What Power Looks Like

The past few weeks have been a depressing lesson in how to get away with wrongdoing.

St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McCulloch Abused the Grand Jury Process

Neither critics of McCulloch nor his defenders have it right 

Emerging Deal Is Everything That's Wrong with Washington

Shame on Harry Reid for even thinking about it.

Striking Civil War Maps of the Territory Gains That Saved Lincoln's Presidency

How Lincoln used cartography to rub it in his opponents' noses. 

The FDA's New Calorie Labels Probably Won't Make Americans Any Thinner

Good in theory, not necessarily good in practice.

Rand Paul Wants to Prevent Another Ferguson by Scolding the Poor

Once again, a Republican targets single mothers.

Chuck Schumer Is Trash Talking Obamacare Again—And He's Still Not Making Any Sense

Chuck Schumer was always skeptical about health reform—and he was always wrong.

Don't Blame the Grand Jury for Not Indicting Darren Wilson. Blame the Law.

Want cops to be held accountable? Then change the law.

Pauline Kael’s Rousing, Visionary Review that Helped Bring the French New Wave to America

Her passionate, wild writing launched careers—including her own.

Where the Ferguson Process Went Wrong, and What It Might Have Gotten Right

The evidence is ambiguous, a conviction would have been nearly impossible to obtain. But there's a reason people in Ferguson distrust the legal process.

November 24, 2014

The St. Louis County Prosecutor Implicitly Conceded the Need for a Trial

The St. Louis County prosecutor implicitly conceded the need for a trial.

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