Ketanji Brown Jackson, Child Porn and the Ghost of Abe Fortas
The attack on Fortas for his rulings on pornography ultimately led to the Court's rightward shift. Will history repeat itself with Biden's nominee?
Will the blue invasion of red state America finally pay off in 2020?
Why population shifts from Blue States from Red States, long in the making, may change politics for decades to come
A Timeline of Racial Progress in the U.S., and the Lack of It, Through the Years
In words and pictures a look at racial progress, or the lack of it, in the US.
In Good Company: 50 U.S. Businesses That Stood Out During the Pandemic
U.S. companies have pitched in, in droves, to help citizens and frontline workers during the deadly spread of coronavirus. Here are 50—from Coca-Coca and Airbnb to Tory Burch and Spanx—that stepped up.
Racism, Police Killings and Riots. This was America in 1967—and in 2020.
In 1967, black households earned 55 percent of what white households earned. In 2014, it was 61 percent. At that rate of improvement, black household incomes should catch up in 2410—maybe.
Why the U.S. Economy May Never Be the Same Again After Coronavirus
It will take years before the economy is at pre-pandemic levels again.
Inside the Next Phase of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Q&A with Mark Suzman: Next Up For The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Why the Coronavirus Pandemic is Philanthropy's Big Moment
Why charities like the United Way are built to tackle Covid-19
Buffett/Gates: Their "Giving Pledge" is 10 years old. Is it a Success?
More Than 200 billionaires promised to donate a majority of their wealth since the Buffet/Gates "Giving Pledge" launched 10 years ago. Is that a success?
Can You Trust the Pollsters to Accurately Predict Trump-Biden 2020 Matchup?
Have the pollsters learned from their mistakes in the 2016 presidential election? Maybe. Maybe not.
Here Is Why Those Covid-19 Predictions Are All Over the Place
It's partly because the data set is still relatively small. But partly because it all very much depends on what each of us does about it.
In the Taliban-U.S. Agreement, Everybody Win—Except the Women
The sad truth is women's rights are far down the agenda for the U.S. They're not even mentioned in the Doha accord, despite pressure from international rights groups and the media.
OK, Millennial: Boomers Are the Greatest Generation in History
You kids may think your challenges are far greater than those other generations have faced. No, They're not. And here's why.
Jack Welch—A Mixed Legacy, to Say the Least
Welch was a tireless innovator, changing virtually everything he touched. But his approach to people management epitomizes what the current generation of business leaders strives to avoid.
Don't Blame Sanders For Rising Socialism: Blame Capitalists Like Me
"The U.S. has gotten the redistribution part down, but in our case we redistribute to each according to his voting clout."
Trump's Travel Ban on Nigeria Will Hurt Both Countries
Nigeria was one of the six additional countries added to the president's travel ban on Friday.
Stop Criticizing the Houston Astros: Baseball Needs More Cheating, Not Less
Without Roger Clemens and the Black Sox and Mark McGwire and Gaylord Perry, baseball is boring.
Filmmaker Biyi Bandele on Nollywood and the Miracle of Nigeria
"There's a bit of give-the-editors-what-they-want and it's true that literary prizes in the West favor victimhood."
Biden/Yang? Sanders/Gabbard? Running Mates That Could Rally Divided Dems
It's not common to announce a vice presidential partner during the primaries, but these are anything but common times.
Black China: Africa's First Superpower Is Coming Sooner Than You Think
If it can get its socioeconomic act together, Nigeria may be the next global power—and the first one on the continent.
The Iran Crisis Comes With Serious Risks for America's Economy
Markets believe that the Iranian situation will not have a major negative effect on the world economy. At least for now.
Is Corporate Social Responsibility Really a Good Thing?
Specifically, CSR has become the weapon of choice for what is known as, in corporate speak, the three R's: Investor Relations, Human Resources, and Public Relations.
Trump is the Most Principled President in Over a Century.
The fact many don't like Trump's five core principles—self-enrichment, protectionism, alt-xenophobia, isolationism and allegiance to family above all—doesn't mean he doesn't have them.
Lordstown General Motors Workers Mull a Deal: 'Unions Aren't Irrelevant'
The contract does not call for reopening the Lordstown assembly plant, something the workers had hoped for.
Economists Shape Our World and Luckily the Nobel Committee Understands Them
Here's to you, Professors Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer. Congratulations! Now tell me whether we should increase or decrease aid to developing nations. Using very short words, please.
Revenge of the Nerds! Analytics Changed Baseball More than Any Other Sport
The Yankees have about as many number crunchers as they have players on their active roster in this World Series.
Trump's Message to Troubled Developing Countries? Figure it Out On Your Own
President Donald Trump called out poor countries for being "s***holes." Yes, there are terrible places to live. And, yes, it is easy to build a wall and say figure it out on your own. But we can't.
What Will The Economic Impact of the GM Strike Be? Here's What Experts Say
One expert has calculated that, in all, up to seven jobs could be impacted for every striker.
How California Legislators Made a Mess out of Rent Control
If they'd left the market alone and let rents rise, builders would have chosen to create more rental housing, and rents would have fallen on their own.
Book Review: 'The Narrow Corridor' is a Work of Staggering Ambition
Democracy is not a higher state to which all nations will evolve as leaders become more enlightened. Rather, it is a delicate and fragile outcome, as unstable as a tightwire walker on a windy day.