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Ideas | Rachel Somerstein

Rates of maternal mistreatment in the US are high across the board — especially for women of color

Pregnant women of color are more likely to be harassed, yelled at, or otherwise mistreated by medical professionals, according to a new study.


Desperate Guatemalan women will not be deterred, even in the face of grave risk

What would you do to escape hunger? Would you rather be locked up with your children, or see them murdered, kidnapped, or turned into sex slaves?


Big Data: I want to believe

Just in time for “Storm Area 51” planned for September.

Ideas | Aimee Ortiz

The long and twisted history of ‘ghetto’

It’s a loaded word carrying more than 500 years of baggage, at times becoming an emblem of hate and oppression, but with the passage of time, it’s also become a point of pride.

Ideas | Stephen Kinzer

The CIA chemist who sought the secrets of mind control

Sidney Gottlieb may be the most powerful unknown American of the 20th century.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

How Donald Trump just might save the Republican Party — and the country

All eyes are on the daily eruptions in the White House — but a promising new, Trump-era conservatism is taking shape in his shadow.


Big Data: More than 1,100 lives

Up until 2015, social scientists and researchers had very little information on these deaths.