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When President Barack Obama created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the 2012 program that offered undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children a path into society, for a moment...

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Christopher Columbus was a narcissist. He believed he was personally chosen by God for a mission that no one else could achieve. After 1493, he signed his name “xpo ferens” – “the Christbearer.”...

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When humanitarian emergencies flare up, what should prompt the U.S. government to “send in the Marines”? Disasters like Hurricane Harvey’s floods in Houston and Hurricane Maria’s devastation of...

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It’s that time of year again: The Bundys are going to trial. This fall, brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their father, Cliven, will face charges over a standoff with federal officials in a dispute...

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I have long worried about the rise of authoritarianism in the European Union. The Spanish government’s violent crackdown during the Catalonia referendum on Oct. 1 is the latest crisis to challenge EU...

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Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., it’s easy to overlook the names of eight women inscribed on the wall’s haunting slabs of black granite. These eight are hidden figures,...

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Editor’s Note: On Friday, Sept. 29, “Third Rail with OZY” will discuss freedom of speech in the United States. These stories from The Conversation archive explore what speech is protected, what...

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For observers concerned about a resurgence of the far right, the AfD’s showing in Germany’s election raised alarm. The anti-European Union, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Alternative für Deutschland...

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The Roy Moore and Luther Strange Republican primary runoff in Alabama wasn’t quiet, staid or dignified. Set against the backdrop of Strange’s appointment by the former – and now disgraced – Gov....

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The Roy Moore and Luther Strange Republican primary runoff in Alabama wasn’t quiet, staid or dignified. Set against the backdrop of Strange’s appointment by the former – and now disgraced – Gov....