Jan. 09, 2018: Outrage ensued after the ACLU found out that New Jersey had banned a book about mass incarceration. But censorship is a common tool used by officials to control prisoners. The Takeaway has that story, plus a look at President Trump's latest immigration actions; privacy rights before the Supreme Court; a potential criminal case linked to the Flint water crisis; systemic school problems in Baltimore; and the careers that have been crushed by sexual harassment.
October 18, 2017: When it comes to changing the culture around sexual violence and harassment, one man says that the fight should begin with men, not women. A look at how men can stand up and confront rape culture, plus the latest on the slow relief effort in Puerto Rico; the fight to liberate Raqqa; the NFL's annual meeting; parsing the pieces of the Las Vegas shooting; and a futuristic dreamscape from the year 2067.
Episodes of false identity, living large, and murder in the suburbs add up to the great American novel.