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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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‘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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7 days ago
[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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8 days ago
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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9 days ago
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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11 days ago
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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13 days ago
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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15 days ago
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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15 days ago
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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16 days ago
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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20 days ago
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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20 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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21 days ago
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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22 days ago
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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23 days ago
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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24 days ago
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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25 days ago
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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25 days ago
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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26 days ago
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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26 days ago
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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26 days ago
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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27 days ago
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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27 days ago
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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27 days ago
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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29 days ago
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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29 days ago
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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29 days ago
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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4 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death
I n the plans that exist for the death of the Queen – and there are many versions, held by Buckingham Palace, the government and the BBC – most envisage that…
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5 weeks ago
The Right to Remain Silent
Ableism, the English to prison pipeline, and the plight of deaf inmates BORN into a working-class family with six children, Felix Garcia was plagued by ear…
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6 weeks ago
‘I Shouldn’t Be Here’
‘I Shouldn’t Be Here’ The shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub claimed 49 lives and altered countless others. Nine months later, the tragedy still shapes three…
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6 weeks ago
Betsy DeVos' Holy War on Education
A few weeks after September 11th, 2001, with the nation reeling from the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., about 400 or so of the country's…
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7 weeks ago
Understanding the Dark, Loud, and Stinky Cities of the 18th Century
Urbanites navigated narrow streets by touch, sound, and smell. (Charles Soulier/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) How did 18th-century urban…
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7 weeks ago
Gillian Jacobs: Learning How to Act Like Myself
Gillian Jacobs: Learning How to Act Like Myself An actress, director, and only child reflects on being herself. By (Photo courtesy of Gillian Jacobs)…
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7 weeks ago
Out of Print: Anita Loos
Love' s Gillian Jacobs explores the history of the Hollywood screenwriter Anita Loos. By (VERITY SLADE) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below When I started…
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7 weeks ago
The Iron Maidens of the Bronx
(RACHEL LEVIT RUIZ) Violet Killy and Jenny Li were both on the Bronx High School of Science's all-girls robotics team, the Fe Maidens, before they graduated…
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7 weeks ago
The Lenny Interview: Megan Smith
The chief technology officer of the United States wants to use data to create change. By (MARJA DE SANCTIS) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In 2009,…
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7 weeks ago
Department of Justification - NYTimes.com
O ne night in September 2014, when he was chief executive of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon hosted cocktails and dinner at the Washington townhouse where he…
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7 weeks ago
I’m Renting a Dog?
After her family’s shiba inu died of cancer, Dawn Sabins decided to surprise her 7-year-old son with a new puppy. In March 2015, she dropped into a San…
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7 weeks ago
Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement
Dan Winters It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously…
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7 weeks ago
The Hunt for the Perfect Sugar
When the history of sugar is written, 2016 may go down as the year its image turned. Sure, we always knew those sweet white crystals could rot teeth and cause…
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8 weeks ago
Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War
1. Soft Targets On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”— aktivniye…
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8 weeks ago
How to Understand Extreme Numbers - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Galaxy collision | Illustration by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr T he late statistics wizard Hans Rosling, who died this month at age 68, brought at…
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8 weeks ago
Steve Bannon’s Autobahn | Jacobin
The new issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . T here is no doubt that Steve Bannon is a…
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8 weeks ago
Paleocons for Porn | Jacobin
The next issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . A new right is alive in America — and it’s…
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8 weeks ago
The Video Game Industry Is Afraid of Unions - Motherboard
A version of this article appeared in the February issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe. On November 17 of last year, 450 members of the SAG-AFTRA…
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8 weeks ago
The High Cost of Cheap Labor - Modern Farmer
EVERY TIME ROSA GARCIA’S FAMILY* relocates—pursuing the latest harvest opportunity, from Florida’s winter citrus crops to the autumn vegetables of Michigan—she…
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8 weeks ago
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds
The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight. Credit Illustration by Gérard DuBois In 1975,…
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8 weeks ago
Aleksandar Hemon on the Urge to Violence in a Time of Trump
Last December I found myself outside a highrise in downtown Chicago where my friend was having a party for her 50th birthday. It was an exceptionally cold…
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8 weeks ago
Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin
V ladimir Putin, you may have noticed, is everywhere. He has soldiers in Ukraine and Syria, troublemakers in the Baltics and Finland, and a hand in elections…
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8 weeks ago
Download - Dropbox
We're now downloading Dropbox Your Dropbox download should automatically start within seconds. If it doesn't, restart the download . When your download is…
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9 weeks ago
A Conversation With Brian Eno About Ambient Music | Pitchfork
The unceasingly curious composer on chance, minimalism, and the politics of form. Photos by Shamil Tanna Visiting Brian Eno ’s studio in London’s Notting Hill…
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9 weeks ago
The Rise and Fall of the Socialist Party of America | Jacobin
I n the middle of Bernie Sanders’s unexpected surge in the Democratic presidential primary, Missouri governor Jay Nixon echoed some folksy wisdom against him:…
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9 weeks ago
Decoding the ancient tale of mass suicide in the Judaean desert – Eric H Cline | Aeon Essays
Aerial view of Masada showing the Roman ramp. Photo by HG/Magnum is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute…
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9 weeks ago
Michael Flynn, General Chaos
Two days before the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth President of the United States, Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and former…
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9 weeks ago
The Age of Rudeness
I n a world as unmannerly as this one, how is it best to speak? There’s no need to be rude, I say to the man in the packed hall at passport control. There are…
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9 weeks ago
» Loom (or, how Brian Moriarty Proved That Less is Sometimes More) The Digital Antiquarian
Share Mail In April of 1988, Brian Moriarty of Infocom flew from the East Coast to the West to attend the first ever Computer Game Developers Conference.…
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9 weeks ago
The Wait
On the interminable two weeks between a bad sonogram and the end of a pregnancy. More From The Grief Issue 5 articles Ask Vivien Nobody Died Grief Soup By…
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9 weeks ago
Unveiling the erotic mysteries at the heart of Homer’s Odyssey – C D C Reeve | Aeon Essays
The Trojan Wars ended in Troy’s defeat at the hands of the Greeks, many of whom returned to their homes. But the great Odysseus was not among them. He became…
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9 weeks ago
Why America’s Airports Suck
When Bryan Rowan enters LaGuardia Airport, he begins mentally renovating. “It’s really too bad about this,” he says, gesturing to a low-ceilinged food court in…
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9 weeks ago
The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow
AP Photo Reports of deep Russian ties swirl around Trump adviser Carter Page. Oddly, nobody in Russia seems to have heard of him. By Julia Ioffe In March, in a…
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9 weeks ago
Gabe Newell isn't really here
Isaac Brekken/Invision/AP Gabe Newell sits perfectly still, leans forward. His hands are laid on his lap. Only his eyes are moving. They shift rapidly from left…
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10 weeks ago
When Things Go Missing
A couple of years ago, I spent the summer in Portland, Oregon, losing things. I normally live on the East Coast, but that year, unable to face another…
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10 weeks ago
Democrats can’t win until they recognize how bad Obama’s financial policies were
During his final news conference of 2016, in mid-December, President Obama criticized Democratic efforts during the election. “Where Democrats are characterized…
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10 weeks ago
Who Put Trump in the White House? | Jacobin
T he media story in the days following the 2016 election was that a huge defection of angry, white, blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt from their traditional…
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10 weeks ago
Chicago musicians speak up about the Affordable Care Act
Bobby Sims The Trump regime's flood of attacks on democratic norms, rule of law, and vulnerable populations—most prominently its widely contested ban on…
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10 weeks ago
How a Fractious Women’s Movement Came to Lead the Left - NYTimes.com
H ours before the start of the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, every Metro car leading to the National Mall was packed so tight that it could take on no…
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10 weeks ago
Let’s Get to Work
The next issue of Jacobin , “Journey to the Dark Side,” will be out February 21. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . T he Left has a long tradition of…
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