George Packer

New Yorker

Guest

Staff writer for the New Yorker and blogger at its 'Interesting Times' on its website; author of Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade, The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq and The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America; editor of Facing Unpleasant Facts, a two-volume edition of George Orwell's essays

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What does it mean to be American?

How America's anxieties are mirrored in kids' schools

What does it mean to be American?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Yesterday, masked men armed with machetes hacked a blogger to death in Sylhet. Three secular or atheist bloggers have been murdered recently in Bangladesh — a majority Muslim country.

Free Speech Crisis and Bangladeshi Bloggers

Yesterday, masked men armed with machetes hacked a blogger to death in Sylhet. Three secular or atheist bloggers have been murdered recently in Bangladesh — a majority Muslim country.

from To the Point

The two brothers who are the main suspects in the deadly shooting of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed by police this morning.

Violence, Religion and Islam

The two brothers who are the main suspects in the deadly shooting of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed by police this morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Read this post from Josh Barro about new changes on Left, Right & Center.

The funeral for Robert Fuller was today at a church in Palmdale. Fuller was found hanging from a tree across the street from Palmdale City Hall on June 10.

from Greater LA

A Facebook post looking for Black video editors sparked hateful comments and allegations of “anti-white racism,” drawing attention to Hollywood’s lack of diversity and reluctance to…

from Greater LA

Two LA City Councilmembers introduced a motion today that would replace some LAPD officers with unarmed, non-law enforcement workers tasked with responding to non-violent service…

from Greater LA

If the federal government won’t fix the U-S Constitution, California ought to write its own.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s challenge to DACA, the Obama-era executive order that allowed the children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country and…

from Greater LA

After killings and other violence recorded on camera, Black Lives Matter supporters are demanding police reform.

from To the Point

Writer/Director Judd Apatow has focussed his career on making comedy -- and drama -- people who, when forced to make a choice between adulthood and remaining a kid, put it off.

from The Treatment

Hundreds of librarians are working as contact tracers in LA County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Greater LA