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Pro-Democracy Protests Continue in Hong Kong

“Pro-democracy” demonstrators continue to pack the streets of Hong Kong in the thousands, defying local police who have fired tear gas to di

The Gender-Pay Gap: It’s Real, and Yes, It’s Sexism

One big but little appreciated reason for our rampant inequality: Half the workforce is routinely treated with grotesque unfairness.

The Simpsons Go To China

America will continue to be the world’s image factory, but this is an era of codependency. In order to function smoothly, Americans will hav

AIDS in the New, Prosperous China

The village where Kang lives is as far removed as one could possibly get from New York, where I now live. It is located outside of Shangcai,

A land war against ISIS?

Should we worry about mission creep?

The U.S. Is Losing a Generation to Poverty

OK, the official poverty rate declined this week. But it’s worth remembering that millions who aren’t officially in poverty are still poor.

Europe's Jewish Problem

The misunderstood rise of European anti-Semitism

National Book Awards Nominees, Nonfiction

Mr. Gopal looks at the impact of America’s war against the Taliban and Islamic extremists from the perspective of three Afghans: a Taliban c

UN Leader Plans Stronger Presence in Ebola Zone

The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said on Wednesday that he planned to establish a new on-the-ground mission in West Africa

Made in America, Again

Three big trends that could shape the future of high-tech manufacturing—and the middle class.

Obama Presses Leaders to Speed Ebola Response

President Obama on Tuesday challenged world powers to accelerate the global response to the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, war

What a do-nothing Congress actually does

By doing nothing, Congress is actually doing a lot, though the consequences are not very pretty.