Do We Really Know What Transpired at Wounded Knee?

It’s true that the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee—probably the longest civil disorder in U.S. history since the Civil War—brought national attention to the oppression of Indian people. But Wounded Knee 1973 did not end the oppression. A new film by Kevin McKiernan, an NPR journalist who defied an embargo to get inside, could shed new light on what happened during the conflict.

Putin’s Ukraine Problem

The immediacy and horror of a tragedy like the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 raises expected questions: Who were the victims? Who were the perpetrators? What are the immediate policy responses? But, as awful an incident as this clearly is, the downing of the flight is just an episode in the larger Ukrainian conflict.