Stephen Kinzer writes for The Boston Globe, "This suffocating political climate, in which even cheering for Miss Universe is seen as subversive, is made worse by the apparent bleakness of Nicaragua’s future."
Stephanie Savell comments for USA Today, "we still have this counterterrorism apparatus trudging onward. It makes U.S. forces vulnerable to attack and increases the likelihood of the U.S. engaging in a much bigger offensive war."
John Friedman comments for BBC News, "If we want children from all backgrounds to feel like they have a shot at a trajectory to get to those leadership positions, we need these universities to be admitting students in a way that supports broader equality of opportunity."
Dany Bahar writes for The Forward, "This temporary but necessary success shows that Israel’s military campaign must continue until we are able to secure the release of all the hostages still held in Gaza."
In an interview on NPR's Here and Now, Omer Bartov discusses how he has heard the term genocide used to describe what the Israeli government is doing, but warns against its usage based on the current evidence.
In an interview on The Shortwave Report podcast, Omer Bartov discusses what genocide is, and whether the world is witnessing the first stages of genocide and crimes against humanity on the part of the IDF and Hamas fighters now.
In an interview on NPR's 1A, Wendy Schiller discusses a case the Supreme Court will soon hear that challenges a federal law stripping gun ownership rights from people under domestic violence protection orders.
Omer Bartov writes in the New York Times, "We know from history that it is crucial to warn of the potential for genocide before it occurs, rather than belatedly condemn it after it has taken place. I think we still have that time."
In an article for the Christian Science Monitor, Jonathan Collins comments on the results of this week's nationwide local elections, in which many conservative school board candidates lost to their more moderate or liberal competitors.
In an interview with Democracy Now, Omer Bartov states “The refusal of the Israeli government to find any kind of compromise with the Palestinians … is what led and keeps leading to this ongoing and increasingly violent confrontation between Israel and the Palestinians."
Stephen Kinzer writes for The Boston Globe, "Both warring armies have goals they must achieve before laying down their weapons. The goals are fundamentally incompatible. Neither side is willing to accept even the other’s minimum demands."
In an article for NBC News, Adam Levine discussed the risk of tainted water in war zones, noting that in other conflicts around the world, infectious diseases actually kill more civilians than bombs or bullets.