Racial Health Disparities Didn’t Start With Covid: The Overlooked History of Polio
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted racial disparities with roots in the past.civil-rights Heru Muharrar Karen M. Sughrue
Burden of Richmond Evictions Weighs Heaviest in Black Neighborhoods
An eviction moratorium has slowed filings in cities like Richmond, but it hasn’t stopped them, and Black tenants are at highest risk.covid-19housing Andrew Mayz Bonnie Bertram Heru Muharrar Brian Palmer Erik German
Trump and Biden Both Want to Repeal Section 230. Would That Wreck the Internet?
Today's heated political arguments over censorship and misinformation online are rooted in a 26-word snippet of a law that created the Internet as we know it.law-policyscience-technology Joey Sendaydiego Heru Muharrar Joseph Hogan Erik German Karen M. Sughrue
Health Risks of Vaping: Lessons From the Battle With Big Tobacco
Like cigarette manufacturers decades ago, e-cigarette makers have pitched their products as fun and safe. But nobody knows what the risks are.science-technology Flora Guillon Jeff Bernier Heru Muharrar Cullen Golden Kit R. Roane
Poll Watchers and the Long History of Voter Intimidation
President Trump has called on supporters, including law enforcement officers, to monitor election sites. Voter intimidation tactics have a long history.politics Heru Muharrar Scott Michels
Political Debates: What the Unforgettable Moments Reveal
High-stakes debates put candidates in the hot seat. But are they helpful to voters?politics Heru Muharrar Sandrine Isambert Hal Hansen Erik German Meral Agish Victor Couto
Racial Inequality Was Tearing the U.S. Apart, a 1968 Report Warned. It Was Ignored.
Anger over policing and inequality boiled over in 1967 in protests and violence across the United States. A landmark report warned that without major changes, it would happen again.law-policycivil-rights Heru Muharrar Scott Michels
From Women’s Suffrage to the ERA, a Century-Long Push for Equality
The Equal Rights Amendment, proposed nearly 100 years ago, sparked debate from its very beginning, even among many of the women who had worked together for suffrage.sex-genderlaw-policy Heru Muharrar Sarah Weiser
Coronavirus, Smoking, Vaping: Studies From the Past That Alarm Scientists
COVID-19 attacks the lungs. Past research shows that smoking and vaping may amplify the coronavirus.covid-19 Heru Muharrar Kit R. Roane
Coronavirus: Lessons From Past Epidemics
Dr. Larry Brilliant, who helped eradicate smallpox, says past epidemics can teach us to fight coronavirus.covid-19medicine Umbreen Butt Erin Barnett Heru Muharrar Umbreen Butt Sianne Garlick Karen M. Sughrue Janet Tobias
How Biden vs. Sanders Echoes a 1964 Republican Party Split
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are the icons of an ideological split among today’s Democrats, echoing a similar split in the Republican party of 1964.politics Brian Kamerzel Heru Muharrar Matt Spolar Sianne Garlick Victor Couto Karen M. Sughrue
Coronavirus Quarantine: Are There Lessons From A Nurse Who Challenged One For Ebola?
Coronavirus has public health officials scrambling to put quarantines into effect. The 2014 Ebola outbreak may have some lessons.covid-19medicine Emily Orr Heru Muharrar Karen M. Sughrue
How Oscar Speeches Became So Political
Oscar night, long a showcase for Hollywood glamour, has also become a platform for film stars to pitch a rainbow of political causes.popular-culturepolitics Emily Orr Heru Muharrar Karen M. Sughrue
Political Memes: The Rise of the Political Meme in Politics Today
Political memes are being deployed to share opinions, similar to how editorial cartoons were used in the past -- but with one important difference.popular-culturepolitics Cullen Golden Emily Orr Heru Muharrar Matt Spolar Sianne Garlick
"No" on Impeachment Unites Today's GOP. In the 1950s, a Renegade Dared to Break Ranks
Breaking with party unity can be costly. In the 1950's, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine faced backlash after she condemned Joseph McCarthy, a fellow Republican.politics Emily Gottsman Heru Muharrar Karen M. Sughrue
Do Whistleblower Protections Work? Ask This One.
A whistleblower case from 2010 reveals the peril faced by whistleblowers seeking to expose wrongdoing.law-policypolitics Peter Klein Heru Muharrar Kit R. Roane Victor Couto
Can Driverless Cars Predict How Pedestrians Will Behave?
As self-driving cars move closer to becoming a reality on our streets and highways, can engineers create software able to predict human behavior and keep pedestrians safe?Heru Muharrar María Villaseñor María Villaseñor