• Lonely life in the middle for Britain’s newest political movement
  • March 18, 2019

    It’s mid-afternoon on another long day of Brexit debate, and the chamber’s green leather benches are mostly empty, including the backbench whence Ms. Ryan has just returned after supporting an amendment calling for a second referendum to be held. The amendment was the latest move in the three-dimensional chess ...
  • AOC is the right’s new villain. And in Queens, they love her for it
  • March 18, 2019

    Mystery novelist Radha Vatsal was playing detective. The Queens resident had recently heard about an upstart young woman who was taking on the district’s longtime Democratic congressman, Joe Crowley. Ms. Vatsal wanted to learn more about her, but couldn’t recall her name.
  • Building both trust and safety into automated travel
  • March 18, 2019

    The recent crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners provide a reminder of the difficult choices the world faces as it moves even faster toward “intelligent” transportation systems. Whether in the air, on highways and railways, or on the water, the transportation industry is undergoing a revolutionary transition ...
  • Kabul repository for memories of war speaks to need for peace
  • March 18, 2019

    A veteran of Afghanistan’s endless wars, Kabal Shah can only wipe away his tears when he frees his hand from one of his crutches, holding the metal support steady with the stump of his amputated leg. Wearing a thick beard on his grizzled face and a wool shawl over ...

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