Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ hurt women everywhere
26 March 2017 | 10:10 am

From Vietnam through Watergate and Exxon Valdez, and in my first newsroom jobs after college, reporters were roundly regarded as truth-tellers, and the power of journalism was considered incontrovertible. Today huge swaths of the country distrust the media. From the bully pulpit, the president...

Surviving a plague: An insiders account of the early years of AIDS
26 March 2017 | 10:07 am

The edited extract below is taken from How to Survive a Plague by David France, shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017. How to Survive a Plague is the riveting and powerful story of the AIDS epidemic and the grassroots movement of activists who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help...

Here’s why ISIS is failing to take Afghanistan
26 March 2017 | 10:03 am

Of all the countries the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has tried to conquer, Afghanistan has proved the toughest. The country’s resilience is particularly impressive given ISIS’ continued terrorist attacks, designed to instil fear across its provinces. On March 5, the group released an...


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