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The art of persuasion in the age of Trump
Illustration (detail) by Lincoln Agnew

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The transgender community fights for health care
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How Washington sealed Puerto Rico’s fate
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Will New York City finally tear down a statue?
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After losing their savings in the stock market crash of 2008, seniors Barb and Chuck find seasonal employment at Amazon fulfillment centers.

Cost of a baby-stroller cleaning, with wheel detailing, at Tot Squad in New York City:

$119.99

Australian biologists trained monitor lizards not to eat cane toads.

Trump tweeted that he had created “jobs, jobs, jobs” since becoming president, and it was reported that Trump plans to bolster job creation by loosening regulations on the global sale of US-made artillery, warships, fighter jets, and drones.

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Art — January 16, 2018, 4:04 pm

Caption: “Motherhood, 1938,” a photograph by Boris Ignatovich, whose work is on view this week at Nailya Alexander Gallery, in New York City. Credit: © Boris Ignatovich. Courtesy Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City

Commentary — January 16, 2018, 3:28 pm

Angels and Wildfires

“Dying for a dollar an hour while fighting to keep someone’s home from burning is entirely constitutional.”

Weekly Review — January 9, 2018, 8:30 am

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The White House press secretary said that US president Donald Trump “puts in long hours” and is “one of the hardest workers” she has “ever seen,” and an analysis from leaked copies of Trump’s private schedule found that he often begins his workday at 11 am and ends around 6 pm, when he reportedly retires to his private residence to watch cable news on three televisions, eat a cheeseburger, and tweet.[1][2][3] “Much work to be done!” Trump tweeted.[4] Trump then tweeted that he had created “jobs, jobs, jobs” since becoming president, and it was reported that Trump plans to bolster job creation by …

Art, Monday Gallery — January 8, 2018, 11:41 am

An untitled photograph by Mike Slack, from The Transverse Path (or Nature’s Little Secret), published in November by The Ice Plant. Courtesy the artist

Postcard — January 5, 2018, 12:18 pm

The Kids of Kyangwali

Growing up in a refugee settlement in western Uganda

Art, Monday Gallery — January 3, 2018, 1:00 pm

So We Cross the Dark, a mixed-media work by Mayme Kratz, whose work is on view this week at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, in San Francisco. Courtesy the artist and Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

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"Gun owners have long been the hypochondriacs of American politics. Over the past twenty years, the gun-rights movement has won just about every battle it has fought; states have passed at least a hundred laws loosening gun restrictions since President Obama took office. Yet the National Rifle Association has continued to insist that government confiscation of privately owned firearms is nigh. The NRA’s alarmism helped maintain an active membership, but the strategy was risky: sooner or later, gun guys might have realized that they’d been had. Then came the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, followed swiftly by the nightmare the NRA had been promising for decades: a dedicated push at every level of government for new gun laws. The gun-rights movement was now that most insufferable of species: a hypochondriac taken suddenly, seriously ill."

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