Afghan Girls Education: Living Under the Taliban

What insights does the battle over women’s education offer into the way the group rules Afghanistan?

#afghanistan, #audio-neutral-informative, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Is the Remote Work Revolution Flopping, Succeeding or Both?

Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel discuss how the great retreat from office life could make work better for everyone.

#audio-neutral-informative, #out-of-office-how-to-work-from-home-telecommute-or-workshift-successfully-book, #paid-time-off, #petersen-anne-helen, #slack-technologies-inc, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

The Tax Loophole That Won’t Die

The carried interest exception effectively allows a select group of people on Wall Street to pay half as much tax as their peers. Here’s how it has survived.

#audio-neutral-informative, #democratic-party, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #sinema-kyrsten, #taxation, #united-states

How Do We Face Loss With Empathy?

The award-winning novelist discusses race, identity, algorithmic thinking and how to envision optimistic futures in dark times.

#audio-neutral-informative, #books-and-literature, #exit-west-book, #hamid-mohsin, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-last-white-man-book, #writing-and-writers

Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts

In 2017, two 10-year-old siblings were choosing between the groups. Five years later, we checked back in with them.

#audio-neutral-informative, #boy-scouts, #children-and-childhood, #girl-scouts

A Renaissance in American Hardcore Music

A look at the recent burst of bands and how the scene operates as music, ethic and feeling.

#audio-neutral-informative, #pop-and-rock-music

Pregnant at 16

How the experiences of two women led them to opposite sides of the abortion fight.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #louisiana, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home

What have we learned about the agency’s unprecedented decision to enter Mar-a-Lago?

#audio-neutral-informative, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #democratic-party, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #trump-donald-j

Your Blue State Won’t Save You: Why State Politics Is National Politics

Zack Beauchamp and Nicole Hemmer on why state-level politics is more important than ever.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #beauchamp-zack, #niki-hemmer, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Three Sentences That Could Change the World — and Your Life

The philosopher William MacAskill lays out the case for longtermism: “Future people count. There could be a lot of them. And we can make their lives better.”

#audio-neutral-informative, #climate-change-album, #ethics-personal, #philanthropy, #philosophy

How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.

#audio-neutral-informative, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #senate, #taxation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Alex Jones Verdict and the Fight Against Disinformation

What is the significance of the defamation case against America’s most prominent conspiracy theorist?

#audio-neutral-informative, #children-and-childhood, #compensation-for-damages-law, #conspiracy-theories, #decisions-and-verdicts, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #rumors-and-misinformation, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas

Gender Is Complicated for All of Us. Let’s Talk About It.

A distinguished professor helps me understand our complicated — and changing — culture around gender.

#audio-neutral-informative, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kathryn-bond-stockton, #parenting

How to Interpret the Kansas Referendum on Abortion

Voters in the conservative state roundly rejected a measure that would have added a constitutional prohibition.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #constitutions, #kansas, #referendums, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Why Are Democrats Bankrolling Far-Right Candidates?

Some of the party’s campaign partners have employed a contentious strategy in the buildup to the midterms.

#audio-neutral-informative, #democratic-party, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gibbs-john, #meijer-peter, #michigan, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Bad Faith of the New Religious Right

Esau McCaulley and Katherine Stewart on how the G.O.P. weaponized Christianity — and where we go from here.

#audio-neutral-informative, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #katherine-stewart, #mccaulley-esau, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #religion-and-belief, #theocracy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Robust Return of Beyoncé

A deep dive on “Renaissance,” her relationship to queer music communities and her framing of authorship.

#audio-neutral-informative, #break-my-soul-song, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #knowles-beyonce, #pop-and-rock-music, #renaissance-album

The Killing of bin Laden’s Successor

Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, has been killed by a U.S. drone strike. Who was he and what impact will his death have?

#afghanistan, #al-qaeda, #audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #deaths-fatalities, #drones-pilotless-planes, #september-11-2001, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #zawahri-ayman-al

How Monkeypox Went From Containable to Crisis

The United States, despite having time and tools at its disposal, has failed to bring the virus to heel.

#audio-neutral-informative, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #united-states

How Expecting Inflation Can Actually Create More Inflation

By raising interest rates, the Federal Reserve hopes to prevent consumers from believing higher prices will last forever.

#audio-neutral-informative, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy

Lizzo’s Complicated, Joyful Pop

The singer, rapper and songwriter’s peppy empowerment songs have made her an outlier in a field dominated by melancholic music.

#audio-neutral-informative, #lizzo-1988, #pop-and-rock-music, #special-album

The Case Against Deshaun Watson

How one of the N.F.L.’s biggest stars has become perhaps its biggest scandal.

#metoo-movement, #audio-neutral-informative, #football, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #watson-deshaun-1995

What We Actually Mean When We Talk About Biden’s Age

Michelle Cottle and David Brooks on gerontocracy and generational power in American politics.

#age-chronological, #audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brooks-david, #cottle-michelle, #democratic-party, #feinstein-dianne, #gerontocracy, #pelosi-nancy, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

How Roe’s Demise Could Safeguard Gay Marriage

A bill to protect marriage equality might now, improbably, become law.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #marriages, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

The Mid-Century Media Theorists Who Saw What Was Coming

The journalist Sean Illing explains how TV, Twitter and TikTok shape our brains — and our politics.

#audio-neutral-informative, #computers-and-the-internet, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #mcluhan-marshall, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

Death of a Crypto Company

The downfall of Celsius Network tells the story of an industry that became the thing it was trying to reject.

#audio-neutral-informative, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #celsius-network-llc, #virtual-currency

Utah’s ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

As the Great Salt Lake dries up, toxic dust threatens to poison the air in one of the United States’ fastest-growing metro areas.

#audio-neutral-informative, #global-warming, #great-salt-lake-utah, #salt-lake-city-utah, #urban-areas, #utah, #water-pollution

A Top Mental Health Expert on Where America Went Wrong

The psychiatrist and public-health expert Thomas Insel discusses how mental illness is a medical problem that requires social solutions.

#audio-neutral-informative, #depression-mental, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #thomas-insel

As Temperatures Rise, ‘This Is a Preview.’ Will the Warning Be Heard?

Record heat and rampant fires are raising grim questions about the world’s ability to withstand a new era of climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #delhi-india, #england, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-health-service, #weather

A Pastor Burned Out by Our Divided Country

For Dan White Jr., a trauma diagnosis pushed him toward a new calling: helping other exhausted faith leaders find peace.

#audio-neutral-informative, #dan-white-jr, #debates-political, #religion-and-belief, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Abortion Bans Are Restricting Miscarriage Care

The reversal of Roe v. Wade has caused some doctors to worry that recommending certain procedures might have legal repercussions.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #law-and-legislation, #miscarriages

A View From the Right on Progressives’ ‘Moral Crusade’

Noah Rothman and Alex Kingsbury debate whether the left actually has a problem with fun.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #culture-wars, #kingsbury-alex-journalist, #liberalism-us-politics, #noah-rothman

Broken Climate Pledges and Europe’s Heat Wave

Has the era of global cooperation over planet-warming emissions ended?

#audio-neutral-informative, #europe, #european-parliament, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #senate, #united-states

Why Housing Is So Expensive — Particularly in Blue States

The urban economist Jenny Schuetz breaks down America’s housing crises, the policies that could fix them and the politics standing in the way.

#affordable-housing, #audio-neutral-informative, #homeless-persons, #politics-and-government, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas

When Biden Met M.B.S.

What did the encounter tell us about relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia?

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kim Stanley Robinson on Climate Change, Dropping Acid and ‘Psychogeology’

The sci-fi giant explains why he’s feeling more hopeful about the planet.

#audio-neutral-informative, #books-and-literature, #earth, #environment, #kim-stanley-robinson, #science-fiction, #the-high-sierra-book, #writing-and-writers

The Last Person in the World Who Should Be Going on a Cruise

The pandemic marooned Charles Falls Jr. on land for nearly two years. Now, he’s finally setting sail again.

#audio-neutral-informative, #charles-falls-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘Elvis’ vs. Elvis

How much do fantasy and imagination play into how we remember pop culture heroes?

#audio-neutral-informative, #elvis-movie, #luhrmann-baz, #movies, #pop-and-rock-music, #presley-elvis

The Final Days of Boris Johnson

He was famed for his ability to escape a political scandal. What brought down the British prime minister in the end?

#audio-neutral-informative, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Michelle Goldberg Grapples With Feminism After Roe

The Times Opinion columnist considers the current backlash against feminism — and where the movement goes next.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #goldberg-michelle-1975, #naral-pro-choice-america, #reproductive-health-journal, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #womens-rights

What’s Next for Jack Harlow?

He’s one of hip-hop’s biggest emerging stars, and he’s cutting a very different path than the white rappers who came before him.

#audio-neutral-informative, #come-home-the-kids-miss-you-album, #harlow-jack-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop

An Anti-Abortion Campaigner on the Movement’s Historic Win

James Bopp, chief lawyer for the National Right to Life Committee, says that overturning Roe v. Wade is only the halfway point.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #legal-profession, #national-right-to-life-committee, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

To Fight for Ukraine’s Freedom, He Went Back Into the Closet

When Putin invaded, Oleksandr Zhuhan chose to defend a country that hasn’t always defended him.

#audio-neutral-informative, #defense-and-military-forces, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #oleksandr-zhuhan, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How Brittney Griner Became a Political Pawn

Growing public pressure to free the W.N.B.A. star, who has been detained in Russia for months, comes with risks.

#audio-neutral-informative, #basketball, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #griner-brittney, #moscow-russia, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Roe Gave Us Modern Politics. Who Are the Parties Without It?

Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat on what comes next for Democrats and Republicans.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #douthat-ross-g, #goldberg-michelle-1975, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

The Promises and Pitfalls of the New Gun Law

After yet another mass shooting, will the bipartisan legislation actually work?

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings

How Liberals Lost the Constitution — And How to Win It Back

The legal scholar Larry Kramer on why the left’s embrace of judicial supremacy was a mistake.

#audio-neutral-informative, #constitution-us, #democratic-party, #larry-kramer, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us

On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’

Election fraud claims from 2020 are widespread on talk radio, contributing to the belief that the midterm results cannot be trusted.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cheating, #conspiracy-theories, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #radio, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

The Single Best Guide I’ve Heard to the Supreme Court’s Rightward Shift

The legal scholar Kate Shaw walks me through the Supreme Court’s decades-long conservative counterrevolution.

#audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #environmental-protection-agency, #kate-shaw, #supreme-court-us

A Lesbian Republican’s Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.

With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government