How the Police Could Be Defunded
Community groups operating in New York City and across the country have reduced violence and present an alternative vision of safety.
June 26, 2020
Can Domestic Abusers Keep Themselves Accountable When No One Is Watching?
Domestic-violence rates spiked during the COVID-19 crisis. Batterer-intervention programs are one of the few resources that remained relatively intact during lockdown.
June 23, 2020
After George Floyd and Juneteenth
What’s ahead for the movement, the election, and the protesters?
June 20, 2020
How Police Unions Enable and Conceal Abuses of Power
Some labor leaders are pushing to expel police unions if they don’t reform.
June 18, 2020
Ivanka Trump and Charles Koch Fuel a Cancel-Culture Clash at Wichita State
The political pressure that wealthy donors exert on universities rarely gets aired so publicly.
June 11, 2020
Minnesota’s Decades-Long Failure to Confront Police Abuse
Charges of systemic racism have been dismissed in a state now grappling with the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.
June 10, 2020
Georgia Betrays Its Voters Again
In predominantly black, working-class neighborhoods, people trying to cast their ballots accused the state of continued voter suppression.
June 9, 2020
The Secret Project That Led to Black Lives Matter Murals Coast to Coast
How a team of eight artists and a band of ad-hoc volunteers joined to create a mural that has since landed on front pages across the world and been photographed from space.
June 9, 2020
Hunger, Infection, and Repression: Venezuela’s Coronavirus Calamity
How the Maduro regime and the Trump Administration are worsening the impact.
May 29, 2020
The Fragile Existence of Sex Workers During the Pandemic
They face not only a drop in employment but also discrimination and stigma as they search for relief.
May 21, 2020