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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Syrian war's brutality isn't going away

A gruesome snuff video that has garnered more than 180,000 views on YouTube underlines just how grim the Syrian conflict has become.


NEW AMERICA
From Head Start to Harvard

In 1990 and 1991, I attended a Head Start program in Lincoln, Nebraska, that offered classroom learning as well as home visits. As a little


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Local Connections: The Red Hook WiFi Project

The Open Technology Institute's support for the Red Hook mesh network was mentioned in an Urban Omnibus article.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Syria’s Unspoken Crimes

Because reporting from the Damascus side is so difficult—journalists and human-rights workers are largely banned from government-controlled


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Mountaintop Town Is a Diverse Haven From Syria’s Horrors

In a country clouded by conflict, where neighbors and families are now divided by sectarian hatred, this mountaintop town renowned for its s


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Bleary-Eyed Troops Fight a Building at a Time in Syria

In many ways, Homs serves as a microcosm of Syria, a community of Sunnis, Shiites, Alawites and Christians who lived side by side, only to f


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Denial Is Slipping Away as War Arrives in Damascus

War has come to Damascus. Not on the scale of Aleppo or Homs, at least not yet. But the difference from just a few months ago is unmistakabl


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

Open Technology Institute director of field operations Joshua Breitbart discussed mesh networks in Detroit in a Color Lines article.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Life During Wartime

I know about the velocity of war. In all of the wars I have covered — including in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Kosovo


OPEN MARKETS
Terminal Sickness

How a thirty-year-old policy of deregulation is slowly killing America’s airline system—and taking down Cincinnati, Memphis, and St. Louis w


OPEN MARKETS
Who Broke America's Job Machine

Why creeping consolidation is crushing American livelihoods.