'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A new study by the City University of New York has shown that the disenfranchised, put-upon Zuccotti Park occupiers of 2011-2012 were actually disproportionately rich and overwhelmingly white.
It's not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority. But that was what they did in a peer-reviewed study of political diversity in the field of social psychology, which will be published in the September edition of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her security blanket as she toiled through college.
Peter Beinart considers himself a supporter of Israel. He attends synagogue and sends his children to a private Jewish school in New York City. But when it comes to Israel, the pundit and former journalist has emerged as an unconventional bad boy of sorts, rattling the American Jewish community with charges that its leadership's blind support for Israel is helping the Jewish state self-destruct through misguided policies.
Registered sex offenders who have been banned from social networking websites are fighting back in the nation's courts, successfully challenging many of the restrictions as infringements on free speech and their right to participate in common online discussions.
Jews often joke that you can summarize almost any holiday as "They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat." The notion of victimhood and how events such as the Holocaust have shaped Jewish history have been central to much of the debate over Israel and the crisis in the Middle East.
Open for 10 years on Wednesday, the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, seems more established than ever.
Humans were expert deep-sea fishermen as far back as 42,000 years ago, hauling in tuna, sharks and barracudas, new research suggests.
Fed up with a decade of the police spying on the innocuous details of the daily lives of Muslims, activists in New York are discouraging people from going directly to the police with their concerns about terrorism, a campaign that is certain to further strain relations between the two groups.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner has been awarded an honorary degree from the City University of New York, which initially decided to withhold it after a trustee accused him of being anti-Israel.
Urging graduates to repair "the public conversation" and rescue society from "grim careerists and ideologues," playwright Tony Kushner on Friday accepted the honorary degree that had briefly been withheld by the city's university system after a trustee accused him of being anti-Israel.
Tony Kushner won a Pulitzer Prize for "Angels in America," his epic play about the AIDS epidemic, and is a New York literary fixture who has received more than a dozen honorary degrees from American colleges and universities.
The show will go one after the City University of New York voted to withhold an honorary degree from playwright Tony Kushner and then reversed itself.
The trustees of the City University of New York say their decision to block an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner was not a reflection on his accomplishments.
The trustees of the City University of New York are reconsidering their decision to block an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner.