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Inside the Tragedy of Ferguson
The shooting death of Michael Brown, and the violence that has followed, have only made the town’s problems worse

Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police
Anyone who thinks race does not skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention, Sen. Rand Paul writes for TIME, amid violence in Ferguson, Mo. over the police shooting death of Michael Brown

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race
Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it’s about class warfare and how America’s poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Trayvon Martin’s Mom: ‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’

Beyond a Simple Solution for Ferguson
Why we need to address race relations in a thoughtful, provocative way

Banking Is for the 1%
Can’t get credit? You aren’t the only one. Why banks want to do business mainly with the rich

Governors Behaving Badly
Rick Perry’s criminal indictment blurs politics and the law

Backlog at the Border
Immigration courts are buckling from the influx of children

The New Rules of Viral Fundraising
How the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made a splash

Colleges Launch New Anti-Assault Efforts for the New Year
New apps, web courses and policy changes aim to prevent sexual violence

The Most Dangerous Room in the World
Three-and-a-half years after a catastrophic meltdown, Fukushima is far from fixed

The Evolution of a Narcissist
We’re all born to adore ourselves, but not all of us grow up

The Culture

Primping Pooches at the 2014 World Dog Show
20,000 hounds hit Helsinki, all vying to be named top dog

To Be Takei Means There’s No Such Thing as Oversharing
Audiences learn even more about the very social star in a new documentary

TV Goes to the Ends of the World
How the apocalypse became fodder for mainstream television

Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
His latest book shows Murakami in Living Color

Living in a Fantasy World
In an era of techno marvels, we still crave magic

Humanities, All Too Humanities!
Incoming college freshmen should study great books rather than come up with great apps

10 Questions With Paul Ryan
The congressman on how to fix America, why Rand Paul is wrong and evading John Boehner’s toxic smoke

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