‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Euphoria’ depict children and young adults grappling with their fears about a fast-changing world

By Sonia Rao

The kids are anxious.

Can you blame them? In a nation inundated with news of mass shootings and the separation of migrant families, the youngest generation must also learn to cope with the debilitating knowledge that they will be the generation most affected by climate change, should…

Children deserve more than we’re giving them. Immigration isn’t the only area in which that’s true.

By Alyssa Rosenberg

Highlights for Children, the venerable children’s magazine, tends to focus its moral lessons toward young readers. …

Prejudice against obesity can cost people their jobs and dignity

By Rebecca Puhl

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City obsessively monitored the weight of its waitresses, according to 22 of them who sued it in 2008. They would be suspended, for example, if they gained 7 percent more weight than they had when they were hired. But…

Racial inequality flows as much from policies that came after abolition

By Sheryll Cashin

Do the descendants of slaves deserve reparations? For the first time in a century and a half, there is a legitimate political debate on this question. Many of the top Democratic presidential hopefuls support establishing them in some form, or at least launching a commission to study…

Yes, every situation is different. That doesn’t mean we can’t compare them.

By Danya Ruttenberg

The Holocaust was suddenly in the center of U.S. political discourse early this week. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) referred on social media to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention centers as concentration camps, which provoked a backlash from conservatives and then a flood of support from…

The law requires accommodation for people with disabilities. Could that mean turning down the music?

By Joyce Cohen

It was supposed to be a joyful family gathering.

Last spring, Kim Powers-Brown took an overnight train from her home in eastern Washington state to join her relatives at a restaurant near Seattle. …

The number of reported hate crimes has nearly doubled in Washington in the past two years

By Petula Dvorak

“They’re just getting so blunt,” Ruby Corado said. “It’s just out there. It used to be more isolated.”

Corado could be talking about support for the LGBT community.

The Pride parades across the region this month drew huge crowds. …

The Republicans’ stance is meanness for the sake of meanness

By Helaine Olen

On Wednesday, Nevada became the most recent state to increase its minimum wage, when Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) signed legislation that would also begin the slow process of raising it from the current $7.25 an hour for workers receiving benefits and from $8.25 …

Researchers fear it is only a matter of time before the AI-generated fake videos are deployed for maximum damage

By Drew Harwell

Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the country are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos that could undermine candidates and mislead voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.

And they have a message: We’re not ready.

The researchers have designed automatic systems that can analyze videos…

She self-published ‘Sifratna’ just for friends, family and colleagues. But it has turned into something else.

By Kara Elder

“Yemeni cuisine is such a foreign thing to people,” Amjaad Al-Hussain says one Sunday afternoon in February. She’s just finished cooking a batch of adas, a hearty breakfast stew of red lentils, onions and tomatoes, spiced with cumin and coriander.

As the adas sputters in its final…

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