Commentary

RSS Feed
NPR

Week In Politics: Republican National Convention

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Republican National Convention, the vice presidential picks and other political news of the week.
NPR

Trump Cited My Work In His Speech — But He Missed The Point

Donald Trump talked about how "the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders — he never had a chance."
NPR

Invisibilia: The Unbearable Lightness Of Footwear

When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.
NPR

'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

Novelist Mat Johnson says the nation's unresolved racial legacy, our love of guns and our method of policing have put the country on a fatal and disastrous path.
NPR

Hollywood And The Middle Class: Selling Dreams Of 'Somewhere That's Green'

We don't call Hollywood a "Dream Factory" for nothing. If you have a vision of the sort of place you'd like to live, Tinseltown can bring it to life.
NPR

It's Impossible To Guarantee That The Rio Games Will Be Drug Free

In this age of drug-tainted Olympic champions, sports commentator Kevin Blackistone thinks there's a lesson to be learned from a university commencement ceremony.
NPR

Balancing Safety And Celebration On The Streets Of France

NPR's Scott Simon celebrated Bastille Day in France with his family. Even before he learned of the attack in Nice, he struggled to balance the joy of the festivities with the undercurrent of fear.
NPR

Don't Do What I Do: How Getting Out Of Sync Can Help Relationships

When someone's angry we tend to get angry in return. But responding in an unexpected way is a valid tool in psychotherapy, and it can help make everyday relationships work better, too.
NPR

Week In Politics: Terror Attack In France, Trump Chooses Pence

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the terror attack in Nice, France, and Donald Trump's new running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
NPR

Forgetting Isn't Healing: Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Calls for racial healing often focus on putting the painful past behind us. NPR's Sonari Glinton remembers the man who taught him never to forget: Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

Pages