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In the Land of Vendettas That Go On Forever | VQR Online
In the Land of Vendettas That Go On Forever | VQR Online One of the first things I learned in Albania is that when a stranger pours rakia —a sweet brandy typically distilled from grapes or sugar plums and served cold…
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when i find another beer in the vegetable crisper
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The “virgin vote”: a historian discovers why young Americans once actually voted - Vox
The "virgin vote": a historian discovers why young Americans once actually voted This 1863 painting, titled "Young America," shows American children speechifying. Political parties routinely used “boy orators” at their campaign events.…
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All of humanity can be found in the responses to a Garfield-supports-Puerto-Rico tweet.
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Every paragraph in this article windmill dunks on the crazy from the previous one
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The Mythical Whiteness of Trump Country | Boston Review
The Mythical Whiteness of Trump Country Politics J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous…
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Washington, D.C., Is Home to America's Largest Collection of Parasites - The Atlantic
Washington, D.C., is Home to America's Largest Collection of Parasites Anna Phillips is delighted because I’ve just found her favorite parasite, which she had misplaced a year ago. We are walking through what, at first glance,…
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Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
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"what's the best and least creepy way to show that we care about diversity"
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the type of thing i wished i could draw when i was 12
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Defense Department: The War On Terror Has Cost $250 Million A Day For 16 Years
Defense Department: The War On Terror Has Cost $250 Million A Day For 16 Years American taxpayers have spent $1.46 trillion on wars abroad since September 11, 2001. The Department of Defense periodically releases a “cost of war” report.…
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America Is Not a ‘Center-Right Nation’ - The New York Times
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Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War - The Atlantic
Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War - The Atlantic On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise lead to the Civil War.”…
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Russian Trolls Tried to Start a Black ‘War on Christmas’
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The Fight for Free Time
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John Boehner Unchained - POLITICO Magazine
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18 days ago
Five Years After Sandy, Are We Better Prepared? - The New York Times
Five years After Sandy, Are We Better Prepared? At 8:30 p.m. on a Monday, millions of residents of the most man-made landscape in the United States were reminded how powerless they were against the forces of…
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Hard to believe this was already five years ago, not a day goes by at work without some reference to this event
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The Lost Children of Tuam - The New York Times
The Lost Children of Tuam Ireland Wanted to Forget. But the Dead Don’t Always Stay Buried. TUAM, Ireland Behold a child. A slight girl all of 6, she leaves the modest family farm, where…
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The Attempted Remaking of Michael Grimm
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21 days ago
Why Latin America is seeing a cable-car boom
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Tired of carrying your meat cleaver, pistol, and calendar of saints around separately? This 16th c. Czech startup h…
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RT : . on Jeff Flake's retirement:
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23 days ago
Why is anyone listening to Tim O’Reilly? | The Outline
Why is anyone listening to Tim O’Reilly? In a new book, Silicon Valley’s favorite publisher praises the establishment while refusing to engage with its critics.
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On Safari in Trump's America - The Atlantic
On Safari in Trump's America The country’s elites are desperate to figure out what they got wrong in 2016. But can they handle the truth?
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Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between - Bloomberg
Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between U.S. life expectancy is declining, new calculations show.
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23 days ago
Latin Lesson | History Today
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Happy Fall from this terrifying flyer in my pal's apartment lobby
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After the End of the World: Re-reading the Russian Revolution
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A Giant Blob of Floodwater From Harvey Is Still Moving Through the Gulf - The Atlantic
A Giant Blob of Floodwater From Harvey Is Still Moving Through the Gulf The rain began on August 25, and it would fall, remarkably, for four more days. We know now that Hurricane Harvey dumped as much as 60 inches of rain over parts…
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28 days ago
Race and the White Elephant War of 1884 | The Public Domain Review
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There are times where I get jealous I didn't make a certain poster because I love it so much. This is one of those…
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Owen Hatherley: Historic solutions to the modern housing problem | LabourList
Owen Hatherley: Historic solutions to the modern housing problem | LabourList “Build More Bloody Houses”, goes the slogan; “Build More Bloody Council Houses”, goes the more leftist version. It’s hard to argue with either. Although the…
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'Chasing Amy' and the Toxic "Nerd Masculinity" of the 90s
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El Diablo in Wine Country « LRB blog
Mike Davis: El Diablo in Wine Country In 1942 Alfred Hitchcock recruited the author of Our Town , Thornton Wilder, to write the screenplay for Shadow of a Doubt , an innocence-versus-evil thriller…
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Which Was Worse for Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Donald?
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Could AI Bring Humans Back From Extinction?
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Recognizing majority-black cities, when their existence is being questioned
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How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science - The New York Times
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On infrastructure, now what? Trump's sudden turn away from public-private model brings uncertainty | KUAR
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Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?
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The Problem With 'Playable' Cities Turning infrastructure into flashy playgrounds only results in cutesy distractions from real issues.
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Brownsville school receives National Blue Ribbon award
I’m so proud of Megan - this award is really well deserved and hard-earned!
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The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends” | The New Yorker
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Who’s afraid of being called racist? | The Outline
Who’s afraid of being called racist? In a stunningly myopic essay published this week, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait identified the real victims in discussions of white supremacy: white…
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One of Asia’s Fastest-Growing Cities Just Got a $1 Billion Plumbing Bill – Next City
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Orion Magazine | Two Kinds of Wilderness
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The Remarkable Patience of the Staten Island Bat Watchers - The New York Times
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Soft Borders – The New Inquiry
Soft Borders The soft patriotic trust in Canada's softly administered border is fully compatible with the logic of restriction.
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How to Raise The Rarest Kiwi - The Atlantic
How to Raise the Rarest Kiwi FRANZ JOSEF, NEW ZEALAND—When I first see the kiwi chick, I briefly wonder if I’m actually looking at a real animal. It’s a grapefruit-sized sphere of fluff…
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The Anglo-Saxon is not American or British but a French alter-ego | Aeon Essays
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America’s First Addiction Epidemic
America’s First Addiction Epidemic The alcohol epidemic devastated Native American communities, leading to crippling poverty, astonishingly high mortality rates — and a successful sobriety…
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