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A Lesson for Democrats From Jon Ossoff's Big Loss - Rolling Stone
There's an old Election-Day adage, "Republicans, pray for rain"; inclement weather, the thinking goes, depresses turnout and helps the GOP candidate. via Pocket
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19 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Directed discovery: why your product team needs it
Directed discovery: why your product team needs it, Today, right now, how is your product development team operating? Are they working in waterfall ? Is your team given an idea and then told to execute on it?…, via Instapaper
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20 hours ago by paulp
Jon Ossoff’s Georgia Sixth Loss Is a Reality Check for Democrats | The New Yorker
It is a truism in politics that special elections usually don’t mean very much. But Tuesday’s runoff election in the Georgia Six, as it came to be known, could be one of the exceptions to the rule. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
The Islamic Road to the Modern World | by Malise Ruthven | The New York Review of Books
Soon after Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt in 1798, Bashir Shihab II, the Maronite ruler of Lebanon, sent his court poet Niqula al-Turk to Cairo to see what the French were up to. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
The Nihilism of Julian Assange | by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books
About forty minutes into Risk, Laura Poitras’s messy documentary portrait of Julian Assange, the filmmaker addresses the viewer from off-camera. “This is not the film I thought I was making,” she says. “I thought I could ignore the contradictions. I thought they were not part of the story. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
A Guide to Exiles, Expatriates, and Internal Emigrés | by Mary McCarthy | The New York Review of Books
First let me say what I think these terms signify in common speech. An expatriate is different from an exile. In early use an exile was a banished man, a wanderer or roamer: exsul. “For I must to the greenwood go, alone, a banished man. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Putting Profits Ahead of Patients | by Jerome Groopman | The New York Review of Books
Not long ago, a relative called us for advice about a hospital bill. A public interest lawyer in New York, he had developed chest pain when exercising and consulted his internist, who ordered a stress test with an echocardiogram. To his relief, no abnormalities were found. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Between LaVar Ball and LaVar-ology | GQ
There’s a guy in LaVar Ball’s kitchen in Chino Hills, pitching a TV show. Andy. He’s got gray hair and a bright yellow coat and yellow sunglasses perched on his forehead. His idea is a cartoon: Basketball players by day, superheroes by night. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Will the Next Great Scientific Discovery Be Made by Amateurs? | Innovation | Smithsonian
In 2016, a bright purple ribbon glowed over Alberta, Canada, and the scientists who study aurora borealis—the northern lights—didn’t even know it was there. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Trump's Shameful Habit of All But Ignoring Attacks on Muslims - Rolling Stone
President Trump tweets frequently about cases involving jihadist terrorism in Europe, Australia and the United States. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell
Lyme Disease: Inside America's Mysterious Epidemic - Rolling Stone
In 2004, Kelly Osbourne was bitten by a tick. Her dad burned it off with a match and that, she thought, was the end of that. But in the years that followed, she suffered from persistent body aches, headaches, stomach pain and trouble sleeping. via Pocket
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Senator Sasse’s Guide to Being a Grown-Up | New Republic
Books authored by sitting politicians can take a number of non-fictional forms, but the books themselves tend not to be very good. Whether the work is a memoir or policy briefing, self-help or polemic, these authors can’t be expected to take the risks necessary to produce something great. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by drewcaldwell

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