An overview of common stories that dictatorships and despotic regimes tell to justify their power and policies.
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A timely new book on the U.S. Constitution and its flaws sheds light on our current national crisis and a President who has emboldened right-wing extremism.
My recent experience as part of the Grand Jury in Manhattan and some thoughts on the role and independence of this body.
Skills I learned from Lego building that I can apply to my writing, even if I don’t write directly about Lego.
When I moved Little Brick Township to its current location in my New York City apartment, I figured I had...
A tribute to Chinese poet, critic, and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died last week while serving an 11-year prison sentence for speaking out for freedom.