An expert panel digs into undercurrents of the widespread anti-racism protests. Here's why the renewed activism makes them hopeful.
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Political polarization is starting to work like an oil spill, according to a new study. Otherwise neutral things, like football or lattes, take on a political valence.
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Historian and civil rights scholar Clayborn Carson breaks down why leaderless protest can be a strength and a weakness in the context of our current moment.
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Environmental non-governmental organizations are moving beyond conservation and getting into politics to advocate for climate action, a study shows.
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Political donors like candidates who stick with their party's positions, researchers find. Voters also tend to steer clear of candidates with extreme views.
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Gender quotas enshrined in the Indian constitution appear to have lowered the representation of other underrepresented groups.
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A new analysis of Facebook comments show how social media and identity can lead to hate and dehumanization of other people, step by step.
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A new book chronicles the winter of 1933, when nations began to turn inward toward nationalism and isolationism and the world edged closer to war again.
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A historian breaks down Italy's response to the 14th-century Black Death and what we can learn from history to face today's COVID-19 pandemic.
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