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The Republican Party Needs Millennials to Survive
Conservatives can win over young Americans to our principles, but first we have to live by those principles.
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The World Is Getting a Pickup-Truck Emoji
It’s a solid, sturdy looking thing. Painted a handsome navy blue, your truck has just enough rear space to haul something rugged and earthy-smelling—like a Christmas tree or a nice pile of mulch—and a front cab just big enough for you and your golden
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The Financial Calamity That Is the Teaching Profession
Teachers are suing the government over debt relief that never came—but their financial problems go much deeper than student loans.
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When ICE Raids Homes
For years, immigration agents targeted people at businesses, but in recent years, knocking on the doors of houses and apartments has become more common.
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The Fraught Effort To Return To The Moon
NASA wants to put people back on the lunar surface in 2024, but it doesn’t have the budget.
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The Deeper Significance of the Mall on Stranger Things
The Netflix series reimagines the role that a shopping center can play in the lives of American teens—especially for its young female characters.
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People Seek Out a Certain Kind of Person When They Are Happy
Heaps of research suggest that social relationships make people happier—but which relationships, specifically? A guilt-ridden afternoon with a mother-in-law might not have the same effect as drinks with a best friend. A “fair-weather friend” stands b
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Can A Film Be A Love Letter To A Country?
New movies from the writer-directors Lulu Wang and Diana Peralta explore complex questions about national belonging and communal responsibility.
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The Impartial Justice
As the Court shifted around him, John Paul Stevens endeavored to remain neutral, transparent, and focused on liberty.
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When One Person on a Date Is Just There for the Free Food
“I mean, if it’s dinner, I’m not going to say no, so that I don’t have to go home and cook.”
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The Disturbing Sound of a Human Voice
Hearing people talk can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems.
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HBO Max’s Golden Ticket
The details of the newly announced mega-service are murky, but it has one huge advantage over Netflix: the streaming rights to Friends.
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The Puzzling Ubiquity of Ed Sheeran
The strummer’s No. 6 Collaborations Project reveals the blend of sentimentality, humblebragging, and hip-hop swiping that has powered his success.
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What Is Britain’s Responsibility to Hong Kong?
Even if London wanted to play a bigger role in its former colony’s impasse with China, it lacks the leverage.
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Am I an American?
President Trump’s tirade against four minority congresswomen prompts the question: Whom does he consider to be American?
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The Watch That Went to the Moon
Fifty years ago, Buzz Aldrin wore his Omega Speedmaster Professional on the lunar surface. It’s been an icon—and a bestseller—ever since.
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The ‘Religious Freedom’ Agenda
Trump-administration officials are using a two-word phrase as a rhetorical Swiss Army knife on the world stage.
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Leave Jews Out of It
President Donald Trump obviously has no boundaries, let alone any understanding of historical tropes, but he really should not have roped the Jewish state into his latest Twitter tirade against four Democratic congresswomen (or, as he put it in his J
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A Potential Hidden Factor in Why People Have So Much Trouble Losing Weight
A new study in mice points to how cell biology, not willpower, might be the root of yo-yo dieting.
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The Democrats’ New Strategy for Capturing Black America's Attention
When the 2020 candidates publish op-eds in outlets like Essence, their choice of venue is just as important as what they write.
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What’s Behind Quebec’s Ban on Religious Symbols
The Canadian province has a complicated relationship with its immigrant communities. Last month, it became the first place in North America to institute such a ban.
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The Problem With That Big Little Lies Courtroom Scene
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Can’t Impeach Trump? Go After His Cabinet.
On July 21 and 22, 1864, Confederate soldiers under John Bell Hood went on the offensive in an attempt to blunt William T. Sherman’s advance toward Atlanta. Union artillery forces dug in behind fortifications at a place called Leggett’s Hill, east of
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Don’t Expect Mark Esper to Contain Trump
The nominee for defense secretary may well be qualified for the job—even a lot of Democrats think so. But in this administration, there’s a limit to anyone’s influence.
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The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet
If Mark Sanford runs against Donald Trump, he’s doomed—for reasons that have nothing to do with the Appalachian Trail.
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House Insurrections Are Here to Stay
There’s nothing new about a speaker managing dissent. And these fights are likely to intensify.
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Emmy Nominations 2019: HBO Ascendant
Game of Thrones dominated a surprisingly open-minded slate of nods that recognized critical favorites.
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The Suffragists Who Opposed Birth Control
Editor’s Note: Read more stories in our series about women and political power. You would think suffragists, those corset-clad beacons of girl power, would support women’s right to have sex for pleasure. You’d be, for the most part, wrong. Mainstrea
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Your Smart Toaster Can’t Hold a Candle to the Apollo Computer
Despite what everyone says about the power of modern devices, they’re nowhere near as capable as the landmark early NASA system.
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California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change
“Each degree of warming causes way more fire than the previous degree of warming did. And that’s a really big deal.”
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