Pacified politics or risk of disintegration? A race against time in Ethiopia

April 2, 2018 – House of People's Representatives – Swearing in of the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Wikicommons/Danielaregay. Some rights reserved. In February 1974, Addis Ababa’s taxis went on strike in protest against the rise in the price of fuel. Not a single observer imagined that this would begin a movement which within a …

The Bleak and Beautiful Galápagos

It’s mating season on the beach of North Seymour, one of the smaller of the Galápagos Islands, and I’m watching one of the ridiculously comical male blue-footed boobies performing his mating dance. He kicks up his webbed blue feet one at a time, points his beak at the sky, spreads his wings, and whistles like …

Mom’s blistering rant on how men should be blamed for all unwanted pregnancies going crazy viral. 

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as Mormons, are a conservative group who aren’t known for being vocal about sex. But best selling author, blogger, and mother of six, Gabrielle Blair, has kicked that stereotype to the curb with a pointed thread on reducing unwanted pregnancies. And her sights are set …

The wall isn’t a state of emergency but a state of exception

Demonstrators form a human border wall with quotes from President Trump during the Women's March in New York, January 20, 2018. Erin Lefevre/ Press Association. All rights reserved. When President Trump declared a national emergency for ‘virtual invasion purposes’, he gave new meaning to the Latin maxim ‘necessitas legem non habet’ (necessity has no law). …

Post Travels: Winter in Napa Valley Wine Country

We are pleased to bring you this new column by writer Dana Rebmann, filled with travel tips, fun destinations, and beautiful videos and photo galleries of places you’ll be longing to visit!   There’s something to love about every season in wine country. Thanks to the harvest frenzy, fall may be the most popular time …

Coffee Waste May Become More Valuable Than Coffee Itself

The price of coffee has reached new lows. While you might not see it reflected when you buy your morning coffee, the price dip is certainly felt by the farmers selling coffee to your local cafe. Aida Batlle, a coffee farmer in El Salvador, is selling her coffee beans for their lowest price in two …

Letter from London: a jihadi odyssey

London skyline. Image: Elliott Brown (CC BY 2.0). Thank you for your letter and for asking, once again, about the welfare of my brother. As you can see, I am writing to you from London, as was the case last time. Indeed, I will be here for many more months and probably years. I am a …

It’s Road Trip Season!

Americans love to travel. Immigration, Manifest Destiny, the Great Migration—the instinct to light out for Somewhere Else seems coded into our national DNA. In honor of that ancestral urge, the July/August issue of The Saturday Evening Post features road trips inspired by the pioneer routes and trails that opened up this country to expansion. Here …