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The First White President
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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17 days ago
The Trials of a Muslim Cop
After September 11, 2001, Bobby Hadid thought, I want to move this country forward. Becoming a police officer sounded like “paradise on earth,” he said.…
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20 days ago
How a polymath transformed our understanding of information – Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni | Aeon Essays
Just what is information? For such an intuitive idea, its precise nature proved remarkably hard to pin down. For centuries, it seemed to hover somewhere in a…
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25 days ago
The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japan’s tsunami
T he earthquake that struck Japan on Friday 11 March 2011 was the fourth most powerful in the history of seismology. It knocked the Earth six and a half inches…
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28 days ago
How Socialists Can Fight for Single Payer
In Bernie Sanders’s wake, the socialist left has experienced a historic resurgence. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which now counts over 25,000…
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28 days ago
Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City
Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a crystal…
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5 weeks ago
United we stand: Charlottesville says no to hate - C-VILLE Weekly
It was the day that kept getting worse. The weekend from hell. Like many of you, C-VILLE Weekly is still processing Saturday’s violation from ill-intentioned…
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5 weeks ago
How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers
Depending on who’s defining it, to whom, and why, SB Nation is either a popular website best-known for puckish, irreverent coverage and such whimsical projects…
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5 weeks ago
Lord of the WASPs | VQR Online
My grandmother bought her first island in 1952. It was eight acres in the shape of a meaty drumstick, a hunk of sunbaked granite off the eastern shore of the…
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5 weeks ago
Control Negro
By the time you read this, you may have figured it out. Perhaps your mother told you, though she was only privy to my timeworn thesis— never my aim or full…
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6 weeks ago
Peter Watts: Incorruptible
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6 weeks ago
What’s It Like to See a Democracy Destroyed?
Getty Images Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here . | Subscribe via Stitcher . What’s it like to watch a country implode? To see a democracy…
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6 weeks ago
When Should a Child Be Taken from His Parents?
What should you do if child-protective services comes to your house? You will hear a knock on the door, often late at night. You don’t have to open it, but if…
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7 weeks ago
Liberating structures in action
Liberating structures in action June 2, 02016 The previous item introduced the idea of liberating structures—what they are, why they're interesting, and how…
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8 weeks ago
Liberating structures—the idea
Liberating structures—the idea May 31, 02016 · Here's an entry point into systems thinking: there's always a process . The more certain you are there is no…
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8 weeks ago
The Lawyer, the Addict
In July 2015, something was very wrong with my ex-husband, Peter. His behavior over the preceding 18 months had been erratic and odd. He could be angry and…
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9 weeks ago
How to Sell a Billion-Dollar Myth Like a French Girl
You know it’s a racket, but you click anyway. You already know what it’s going to say: Showing less skin is ultimately sexier than wearing something too short…
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10 weeks ago
BECU Online Banking
Welcome to BECU Online Banking. Please sign in with your User ID and Password: User ID Password Forgot your Password? Forgot your User ID? Not a member? Sign up…
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10 weeks ago
[Easy Chair] | Occupied Territory, by Rebecca Solnit | Harper's Magazine
O ne morning, as I walked on the quiet, mostly wooded King Mountain trail above San Francisco Bay, a dog not much smaller than I and possessed of much sharper…
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10 weeks ago
The Strategy of No Strategy
Strategy is everywhere in our society. But strategy in practice seems to be a cruel and even silly joke. I learned that the hard way when I went to college long…
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10 weeks ago
America’s Future Is Texas
When Frederick Law Olmsted passed through Texas, in 1853, he became besotted with the majesty of the Texas legislature. “I have seen several similar bodies at…
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11 weeks ago
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Send Cash
Early in the summer of 2014, executives at Western Union offices around the globe began to notice something strange. The world’s largest money transfer company,…
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june 2017
What’s Wrong With the Democrats?
The strategy was simple . A demographic wave—long-building, still-building—would carry the party to victory, and liberalism to generational advantage. The wave…
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june 2017
As she operated on babies' birth defects, a doctor hid her own diagnosis
H OUSTON — For many years, Dr. Mary Austin could count on one hand the people who knew. There was her close friend through middle school, who helped her pee by…
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june 2017
China’s Mistress-Dispellers
Yu Ruojian was pleased to learn that his target ran a sex shop. Someone who worked in retail would be used to talking to strangers, and it would be easy, posing…
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june 2017
Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s ridiculous Goop summit
LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow’s inaugural health-and-wellness summit on Saturday kicked off just as you’d expect: well-groomed women wearing yoga pants and…
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june 2017
The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning
O n a gray morning this spring, Chelsea Manning climbed into the back seat of a black S.U.V. and directed her security guard to drive her to the nearest…
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june 2017
The lost genius of the Post Office
Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Postal Museum In 1897, a year when mail was still largely delivered by horse and wagon, construction began on an innovative…
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june 2017
The Curious Case of the Disappearing Nuts
At 11:22 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, an orange Freightliner tractor-trailer arrived at Crain Walnut Shelling in Los Molinos, California. The truck’s…
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may 2017
The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks
At Fountain Court Chambers in central London, the senior clerk is called Alex Taylor. A trim, bald 54-year-old who favors Italian suiting, Taylor isn’t actually…
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may 2017
And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead - Lightspeed Magazine
The mobster has a gun pressed to Rack’s forehead. The mobster has a god-shitting gun pressed to her partner’s fucking forehead, and the only thing Rhye can do…
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may 2017
The Doomsday Glacier
In the farthest reaches of Antarctica, a nightmare scenario of crumbling ice – and rapidly rising seas – could spell disaster for a warming planet. Thwaites…
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may 2017
Keith Olbermann Was Once Cable News’s Liberal Standard-Bearer. Now He’s Missing Its Boom Times.
Keith Olbermann doesn’t look much like a warrior. His gray hair is giving way to white, his midsection threatens the buttons of his sport coats and he walks…
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may 2017
How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea – Laya Maheshwari | Aeon Ideas
Posters advertising screenings at the 12th Pyongyang International Film Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo by Ian Timberlake/AFP/Getty Laya Maheshwari is…
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may 2017
The United States of Work
Work no longer works. “You need to acquire more skills,” we tell young job seekers whose résumés at 22 are already longer than their parents’ were at 32. “Work…
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may 2017
Our world outsmarts us
When mulling over possible reasons for the alarming nastiness associated with the recent presidential election in the United States, I am reminded of my…
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may 2017
Operation Streamline
The last person to be sentenced was a young woman, Ms. Galvez. All the other women and men had been escorted, in handcuffs, waist chains, and leg shackles, out…
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may 2017
Where oil rigs go to die
I t was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was somewhere in the North Atlantic on 7 August 2016 when her tow-line broke. No crew members were on…
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may 2017
Dave Eggers' short short stories
Fiction Short short stories Accident Shares 53 53 Dave Eggers First published on Friday 15 April 2005 20.01 EDT You all get out of your cars. You are alone in…
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may 2017
Collateral - Lightspeed Magazine
They got Becker out in eight minutes flat, left the bodies on the sand for whatever scavengers the Sixth Extinction hadn’t yet managed to kill off. Munsin…
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may 2017
How Trump Could Get Fired
Hours after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, a post appeared on the official White House petitions page, demanding that he release his tax returns. In only a few…
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may 2017
Football 3.0 is coming. This is what it will look like
Published May 1, 2017 Football as we know it is done, because the lawyers are here. When the lawyers arrive, things as you know them are over. After making an…
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may 2017
Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.
WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to…
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april 2017
‘The Ocean Is Boiling’: The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
On January 28th, 1969, crude oil and gas erupted from a platform off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Alarm over the disaster reverberated around the…
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april 2017
[Report] | Snowden’s Box, Jessica Bruder and Dale Maharidge | Harper's Magazine
MAHARIDGE I t was a frigid winter, and the Manhattan loft was cold — very cold. Something was wrong with the gas line and there was no heat. In a corner,…
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april 2017
Beyond right or wrong, beyond fact or fake, lies sincerity – Faisal Devji | Aeon Essays
A generation ago, the philosopher Judith Shklar at Harvard argued that hypocrisy is one of the ordinary vices. By mimicking virtue, Shklar pointed out, the…
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april 2017
Tim Kaine is back at his old Senate job. It’s never seemed more important.
It was mid-November, and Tim Kaine was not going to be vice president of the United States after all, and some of his fellow senators had an invitation: “They…
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april 2017
Going It Alone
It's the spring of 2016, and I’m ten miles south of Damascus, Virginia, where an annual celebration called Trail Days has just wrapped up. Last night,…
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april 2017
Netflix, Amazon, and the End of Independent Film As We Know It
Twenty-five years ago, films emerging from festivals like Sundance disrupted the movie business, producing subversive filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and…
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april 2017
The Long Con
M itt Romney is a liar. Of course, in some sense, all politicians, even all human beings, are liars. Romney’s lying went so over-the-top extravagant by this…
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april 2017
The Long, Lucrative Right-wing Grift Is Blowing Up in the World's Face
Illustration: Jim Cooke/FMG If you want to understand intra-GOP warfare, the decision-making process of our president, the implosion of the Republican…
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april 2017
Death of a Dystopian
David Crowley began keeping a journal in April of 2014. He was twenty-eight years old, and he lived in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with his wife, Komel, and their…
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april 2017
Why cops shoot | investigations | Tampa Bay Times
Miami Beach police officers shoot and kill robbery suspect David Winesett, 51. [Image from 2015 YouTube video] WHY COPS SHOOT An unprecedented review of Florida…
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april 2017
Six Degrees Of Trump Opposition
M any of the early struggles of Donald Trump’s presidency appear to be self-inflicted: a leader with little experience in government or politics, an…
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april 2017
Whispers in the Vomit Vale.
The hatch closed at our backs, swallowing us in brief darkness; it brightened to dim twilight as our eyes adjusted to luciferin constellations glowing dimly on…
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april 2017
The Baby Goat Murders
This story first appeared in the July 2000 issue of Men's Journal. I saw the son of a bitch while I was up on my tractor, running the rotary cutter along a wall…
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april 2017
Your Boss’s Big Little Secret
The new issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . I celand recently decided its laws preventing…
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april 2017
What Nate Missed
The new issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . T he pundits and pollsters have been…
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april 2017
Lipstick Fascism
Anytime they [the Left] talk about the alt-right, they make it sound like it’s just about a bunch of guys in basements. They don’t mention that these guys have…
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april 2017
Eating people is wrong – but it’s also widespread and sacred – Ben Thomas | Aeon Ideas
From 'Le Livre des merveilles de Marco Polo'. Courtesy Biblioteque Nationale, Paris Ben Thomas is a journalist telling stories from the frontiers of science,…
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april 2017
PissPigGranddad, the Punk-Rock Florist Who Fought ISIS in Syria, Is Coming Home
Brace Belden can’t remember exactly when he decided to give up his life as a punk-rocker turned florist turned boxing-gym manager in San Francisco, buy a plane…
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april 2017
Love in the Time of Cryptography
Love in the Time of Cryptography How security software and encryption created an old-fashioned romance. (Illustration by Daniel Stolle) I’ ll tell you this much…
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april 2017
How Clown Pants Saved My Life
Last January, after a lifetime on the East Coast, my then fiancée, Amanda, and I moved from New York to Los Angeles and promptly fell to hapless pieces. Our…
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april 2017
From Horror Stories to Brotherly Goofs, Podcasts Head to Network TV and Streaming Platforms
In 1950, CBS convinced comedian Lucille Ball to bring her radio show, My Favorite Husband, to TV, giving life to I Love Lucy. If a radio program can make the…
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april 2017
A Brief History of Random Numbers
A Brief History of Random Numbers Roman 12mm dice, The Portable Antiquities Scheme/ The Trustees of the British Museum (CC BY-SA 2.0) “As an instrument for…
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april 2017
Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up
Published on March 30, 2017 BEAVERTON, ALA. The lobby at the pain-management clinic had become crowded with patients, so relatives had gone outside to their…
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april 2017
ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV and They’re Not Really Into It
The main SportsCenter studio at ESPN ’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn., is a blue-lit box. The ceiling is as high as a cathedral’s, and there’s enough floor…
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march 2017
How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace
July 23, 2015 was the eve of Joseph Lloyd Keller's 19th birthday. The Cleveland, Tennessee, native had been spending the summer between his freshman and…
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march 2017
Why Trump’s ties to Russia would be way worse than Watergate
At 5:25 am on Monday, March 20, Donald J. Trump logged onto Twitter and “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia.…
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march 2017
I Can't Have Enough Mothers
Gillian Jacobs on the "bonus moms" she has collected over the years. version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"? By Mar 29, 2017 GIF Katty Huertas…
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march 2017
Tom Perriello Is Not Bernie Sanders
T he first time I saw Tom Perriello, he was walking slowly down a light-soaked hall at Reagan National Airport, hands stuffed in his pockets, head bent in a…
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march 2017
Trump vs. Congress: Now What? - NYTimes.com
O n Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with…
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march 2017
Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse
Photograph by Spencer Lowell for Fortune December 3, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT Culture is its edge—but even a phenomenal company faces threats. You would never guess by…
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march 2017
Puyallup Restorative Correctional Facility
Sgt. Winnette Young and language instructor Amber Hayward with drums and necklaces inmates have made as they experience healing from embracing their culture and…
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march 2017
The Russia Connection
Sam Harris Podcast Latest Debates Ethics Politics War In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Anne Applebaum about Russia’s meddling in…
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march 2017
This is what slavery looks like today, in the eyes of slavers – Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick | Aeon Essays
I liked Aanan as soon as I met him. My field notes read: ‘What a nice guy, you can just see from his face.’ Open-faced and conversational, he was enthusiastic…
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march 2017
On Betrayal by the Left – Talking with Ex-Muslim Sarah Haider
In twenty-first-century America, what happens to a young woman who has wised up and quit a faith-based ideology that ordains the second-class status of women,…
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march 2017
What it would take to impeach president Trump
Conflicts of interest. Authoritarian tendencies. Finances obscured from public view. Secret ties to Russian oligarchs. There are those who have speculated that…
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march 2017
The Enduring, Anxious Appeal of Gray
Looking back, I should have realized it sooner, this problem that I have. The only excuse I can give is that introspection often takes time, and it’s only…
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march 2017
Your “Lean Daily Management” Approach Would Be Even Better with Some Simple Statistical Methods
For a long time, many of us have taught that Lean is more than a set of tools, more than Kaizen Events and projects. As Toyota teaches today , through its TSSC…
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march 2017
How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU – Charles Fernyhough | Aeon Essays
It’s an odd gig, even for musicians who are used to some odd venues. For one thing, we can’t see our audience. It’s not that we haven’t attracted many people,…
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march 2017
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