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Consumers called out Nike and Uber for their labor conditions. Now, it’s time to shame colleges

Universities are leaning more and more on poorly treated adjunct labor. Parents should demand better working conditions for the people teaching their children.

Ideas | Rita Indiana

The David Ortiz shooting and the corruption of the Dominican dream

The details of the crime, the authorities’ much-doubted conclusion, the undercurrent of gossip, and the loose ends are all pieces of the complex puzzle of power in Latin America.


Big Number: Bullfight

At least three people have been gored by the bulls so far this year at the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

New versions of classic children’s books for 2019

Having a hard time explaining to your kids why this country seems increasingly careless about the very young?

Ideas | Tony Rehagen

Farewell to hot dog rollers and roadside chats: an elegy for the American gas station

More and more these days, I find myself driving past the ruins of these roadside beacons, windows empty or boarded up, signage stripped. The pumps and tanks have been removed; the canopy dark and riddled with holes.


Boston aside, busing was a success — and it has a future

The focus on Boston’s bloody experience has obscured the promise of desegregation.