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1960: The first televised debate pitted Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy against Republican Vice President Richard Nixon, who was recovering from a hospital visit and had a 5 o’clock shadow, having
As the effects of climate change are intensifying, ecology is "playing a bigger role in fascist ideology across the board."
As it marched from East to West this year, the coronavirus pandemic sank economies and transformed social interactions. It shut schools and businesses, stopped the sports and entertainment...
What makes good or bad design happen anywhere depends on who has the most power.
Referendum called by rightwing Swiss People’s party rejected by 61.7% of voters
“People are basically good” was eBay’s founding principle. But in the deranged summer of 2019, prosecutors say, a campaign to terrorize a blogger crawled out of a dark place in the corporate soul.
The moderator of one of Mexico’s 2018 debates on one of the most terrifying experiences in journalism.
Campus Week: The bestselling historian, philosopher, and darling of Silicon Valley is missing something about our scholarly search for truth
Opinion | The Russian government is exploiting a scientific win for propaganda purposes. The potential consequences are troubling.
A featured essay from the Spring 2020 issue.
The Verge obtained leaked audio of internal meetings
During the pandemic, some of the people I grew up with got sucked into QAnon and the Q-adjacent “Save the Children” movement.
Sunday’s referendum with echoes of Brexit proposes limits on number of foreign workers
Anything that is not an expression of pure, unqualified support for whatever they’re doing or saying is received as a mark of disrespect and a provocation to conflict.
In an age thick with anger and fear, we might dream of a purely rational politics but it would be a denial of our humanity
This is the first time that Facebook has taken down Chinese-based accounts for foreign interference and engagement in US politics.
As the European Union unveils a new migration pact, Gallup finds the world growing less accepting of migrants, and a number of EU countries topping the list of the least-accepting countries in the...
How Facebook and Twitter became the favourite tools of dictators around the world
Could right now be the most influential time ever? Richard Fisher looks at the case for and against – and why it matters.
Reid Hoffman symbolizes a bigger debate over whether Silicon Valley disruption has any place in our politics.
China lifted over 800 million people out of poverty over 40 years. For the relocated, the transition has been difficult.
A summer of protest has forced influencers, once so reliant on beautiful backdrops, to find new ways to post. The results are grim.
The Qiyi City Forest Garden residential complex in Chengdu, China, was supposed to be a green paradise for its residents, but two years on, the vertical forest concept has turned into a nightmare....
Amid what will likely be a flood of charges, countercharges and a lot of heated rhetoric, there are prescribed legal processes that will play out in the event of election challenges.
Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying. I was used to losing friends to AIDS in the United States, but this was different....
Photos and Text Petros Giannakouris
Nasa says astronauts sheltered in the Soyuz spacecraft so they could evacuate if necessary during the ‘avoidance manoeuvre’
Just as world leaders came together after the second world war, now we need to create a new framework for health security, says writer and researcher on politics and economics Tom Kibasi
An artist-activist catalogues the physical remnants and political legacies of 'segregation walls,' unassuming bits of racist infrastructure that hide in plain sight in American neighborhoods.
And it's an insight into the changing world of organised crime.
"Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the...
German media are reporting that IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia
The city, where the global pandemic is believed to have started, is returning to normal as authorities claim there has not been a case of community transmission since May
US announces sanctions on Iran, Venezuela's Maduro under 'UN' authority as UNGA gets under way.