"We are taking on the belief that money is to blame for all that ails American politics. The reality is very different. Money does not buy elections..."
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We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.
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The 2016 election has forced an ethical examination of the role of journalists: Are they neutral disseminators of information, or impassioned advocates for truth?
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Uruguay quietly beats coronavirus, distinguishing itself from its South American neighbors – yet again
Pandemic devastation surrounds it on all sides, but tiny Uruguay has COVID-19 under control – just the latest win for a country that's always stood out.
June 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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For VE Day, a historian looks back on what we should remember and what we've forgotten about the day the Allies accepted Nazi Germany's surrender.
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A new survey of experts and average Americans shows a decline in perceptions of the health of US democracy around the time of President Trump's impeachment.
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The risk for armed conflict goes up after severe weather disasters, researchers say, but only in countries that fit certain criteria.
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Listen as the Ways & Means podcast considers why local news is struggling, why that matters for democracy, and what can be done about it.
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