March 19, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 11
Would a border crisis derail efforts to make U.S. policy more welcoming?
Central American migrants, mostly from Honduras, are crammed into a truck in 2018 as part of a caravan traveling through Mexico to seek asylum in the United States. The Trump administration sought to deter them by making them ineligible for asylum if they crossed the border illegally, but a judge struck down the proposal. (AFP/Getty Images/Alfredo Estrella)
March 5, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 9
Is skepticism toward scientists and other experts growing?
Protesters in Los Angeles rally against the COVID-19 vaccine, mask mandates and lockdowns in January. The questioning of the pandemic's seriousness is part of a broader skepticism toward scientific expertise. (Getty Images/Los Angeles Times/Irfan Khan)
April 2, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 12
Will government intervention prevent a housing crisis?
A crowd gathers in Brooklyn, N.Y., last August to halt what they called an illegal eviction of a woman during a state-imposed moratorium prompted by the pandemic. (Getty Images/LightRocket/Erik McGregor)
March 12, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 10
Can an iconic movement endure in the 21st century?
Scouts commemorate Memorial Day in Los Angeles in 2014. The future of the Boy Scouts of America is in question as the organization grapples with a sex abuse scandal and declining membership. (Getty Images/Visions of America/Universal Images Group/Joe Sohm)