Letter to My Daughter

Hi! You aren’t born yet, but I have exciting news for you: You’re a girl! I know you don’t know what that means yet, but...

Seeking Labor Secretary: Must be willing to defend workers

Donald Trump is going to put lobbyists out of business—but only because he wants to let the executives govern directly. Corporate appointments include Jared Kushner...

Progress Report for June 28, 2016

A coffee-break update for humanitarians, journalists and others striving for a perfect world

‘I Saw Things Children Shouldn’t See’

Why are some people able to become happy, well-adjusted adults even after growing up with violence or neglect? Their life stories — from 1950s Hawaii to the orphanages of Romania — could provide answers that will help more children to thrive.

The New Old Country

Many Jews think of Poland as a Jewish graveyard. But in the new Old Country, even a skinhead can become a Jew.

No reason to hide our faces

The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh would rather ignore these women. Raped and tortured, they won’t be silent.

The Hunger Striker

Wayne Kublalsingh is willing to die to stop the construction of a highway through Trinidad. But does anyone care?

The Mystery of the Old Carpenter

LAFAYETTE, Indiana   In early 2011, Bob Ketterer’s phone started to ring — and ring. The callers, what seemed like hundreds of them, all had the...

A Different Kind of Jail

CAPE TOWN, South Africa   The Ottery Youth and Education Centre sits a short drive outside of Cape Town, away from the crowded city streets and...