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Taxpayers pick up the tab for police brutality
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Does likability still matter in politics?
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Chances an American who voted for Ross Perot in 1992 can no longer recall having done so:

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People tend to believe that God believes what they believe.

Nikki Haley resigns; Jamal Khashoggi murdered; Kanye visits the White House

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Editor's Note — October 19, 2018, 8:00 am

Inside the November 2018 Issue

Jonathan Taplin on the progressive states’-rights movement; John Cleese proselytizes; Ana Marie Cox on the tragedy of Ted Cruz; a personal history of the Holocaust

Dispatch — October 17, 2018, 10:50 am

Nikki Haley at the Council for National Policy

Inside the conference rooms of power: the former US ambassador to the United Nations speaks about working with Trump

Postcard — October 17, 2018, 10:00 am

The Things They Carried

Relying on personal effects rather than DNA, forensic scientists work to identify undocumented migrants who passed away in South Texas

Weekly Review — October 16, 2018, 12:44 am

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Nikki Haley resigns; Jamal Khashoggi murdered; Kanye visits the White House

Art, Monday Gallery — October 15, 2018, 12:14 pm

Lady Moth, a painting by Charline von Heyl

Lady Moth, a painting by Charline von Heyl, whose work is on view this week at Petzel Gallery, in New York City. 
Credit: Courtesy the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York City

Satire — October 12, 2018, 2:12 pm

The Burden of Power

The mayor of Margaret’s Cove addresses the public slander against him

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