Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'
By Daniel J. Solove When the government gathers or analyzes personal information, many people say they're not worried. "I've got nothing to hide," they declare. "Only if you're doing something wrong…
Author: Daniel J. Solove is a professor of law at George Washington University. This essay is an excerpt from his new book, Nothing to H
Published: May 15, 2011
Length: 13 minutes (3261 words)
The Newsroom: are news anchors really this important?
The Newsroom: Aaron Sorkin with Emily Mortimer on the set of HBO's show. In the opening sequence of Aaron Sorkin's new drama about a US cable news show, The Newsroom, anchorman Will McAvoy delivers a…
"Is he coming? Is he? Oh God, I think he is."
Two hours after the bomb explodes in Oslo, Adrian Pracon hears two sharp bangs, like a hammer striking metal. The noises come from the lawn down the hill, between the main white building and the…
To understand how air-force navigator Tyler Stark ended up in a thornbush in the Libyan desert in March 2011, one must understand what it’s like to be president of the United States—and this…
Published: Oct. 5, 2012
Length: 54 minutes (13684 words)
When A Daughter Dies
Not too long ago, I wrote about my sister Linda, who passed away this summer. Nobody could love a daughter more than my father Michael loved Linda. My father (who is a doctor) was realistic…
A Pickpocket’s Tale
A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who has a reputation as a…
An Open Letter to the Girl I Pretended To Have a Crush On in Eighth Grade
Dear Tracy Dolan, Every gay teenager has a different strategy for surviving adolescence. Some join the choir, some write or paint, some play sports, some try to make themselves invisible. And some,…
Published: Jan. 15, 2013
Length: 22 minutes (5664 words)
Was Hostess' Death a Murder, Suicide or Natural Causes?
Catherine Downes In the years leading up to the collapse of Hostess — baker of Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Ding Dongs — it wouldn't have required a peek at the company's closely held…
Published: Feb. 6, 2013
Length: 3 minutes (902 words)
Feminism Has Come a Long Way—Or Has It?
Reproductive justice activists mobilize in Atlanta, March 12, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman) This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like…
Restorative justice: One high school's path to reducing suspensions by half
In one tough high school in Oakland, Calif., a restorative justice program has cut suspensions in half in just a year. Oakland, Calif. In the open-air corridor just outside his classroom, Eric Butler…
Published: March 31, 2013
Length: 9 minutes (2286 words)
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