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Border agents are expanding their reach into the country’s interior
Checkpoint on I-35 near Encinal, Texas (detail) © Gabriella Demczuk

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The Printed Word in Peril·

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The age of Homo virtualis is upon us
Photograph (detail) by Ellen Cantor from her Prior Pleasures series © The artist. Courtesy dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, California

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Nothing but Gifts·

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Finding a home in a world gone awry
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Among Britain’s Anti-Semites·

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The Labour Party’s Moral Dilemma
A protest against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party in Parliament Square, London, March 26, 2018 (detail) © Yui Mok/PA Images/Getty Images

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Chances an American who voted for Ross Perot in 1992 can no longer recall having done so:

1 in 2

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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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

Weekly Review

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

Podcast — October 12, 2018, 2:10 pm

Fall Books and Rachel Kushner

On Lacy M. Johnson’s The Reckonings, Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad, and Kristen M. Ghoddsee’s Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism; plus: an interview with the author of The Mars Room

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“Nowadays, most states let just about anybody who wants a concealed-handgun permit have one; in seventeen states, you don’t even have to be a resident. Nobody knows exactly how many Americans carry guns, because not all states release their numbers, and even if they did, not all permit holders carry all the time. But it’s safe to assume that as many as 6 million Americans are walking around with firearms under their clothes.”

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