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As an anthropologist, I know that all groups of people use informal practices of social control in day-to-day interactions. Controlling disruptive behavior is necessary for maintaining social order, but...

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Details about the man who attacked the British Parliament on March 22, identified by London police as British national Khalid Masood, are still emerging. With three victims confirmed dead, the attack...

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Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate,...

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Testifying before a congressional committee, FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that his agency is investigating links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. While this investigation continues,...

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Weighing up your votes northcharleston/flickr, CC BY In the days following the 2016 presidential election, many pundits and voters alike were stunned by the disparity between the popular vote, which...

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If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry. A sweeping Supreme Court victory for pro-choice advocates last summer was quickly overrun by worries brought on by the election...

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When Ronald Reagan called the United States a “city on a hill,” in 1974, it encapsulated an expansive, optimistic vision of America. The phrase comes from a Puritan sermon by John Winthrop called...

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Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers...

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On March 16, political leaders from the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, along with a number of Irish-American politicians, will attend a gala St. Patrick’s Day event at the White House. Though...

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North Korea’s missile launches last week are an early warning that the Trump administration’s Asia strategy could end up triggering the world’s next major war. Spurred by the launches, Secretary...