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Archive: Oct 2015

Weekly Review

Justin Trudeau becomes prime minister-designate of Canada, a three-year-old boy drives a car, and Malaysia bans the Love and Sex with Robots conference

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Do-gooders

“The amazing thing about these people is that they are living as they believe they ought to. Imagine being able to say that!”

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Flying Blind

The authors of the Drone Papers were delivering a simple message: send more money.

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Weekly Review

President Obama extends the timeline for America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, a category-four typhoon hits the Philippines, and a hen runs a fast-food chicken restaurant’s Twitter account

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Conjectural Damage

A U.S. intelligence-community employee leaks secret drone-strike documents; Daniel Swift discusses the history of bombing

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Rebuilding Roseburg

Life in a town marked by tragedy

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North-side Gods

“Now is the time that tries the souls of Chicago Cubs fans everywhere.”

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Introducing the November Issue

Lewis H. Lapham discusses the presidential election, Barry C. Lynn reports on China’s leverage over the U.S. economy, Sallie Tisdale searches for the perfect brassiere, and more

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Weekly Review

Russia drops thermobaric bombs on Syrian antigovernment forces, an independent expert calls the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice “objectively reasonable,” and a girl in Texas can’t stop sneezing

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Witness to Another Execution

In Texas, death walks an assembly line

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Border Lands

Battle fatigue in Kashmir

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Weekly Review

A gunman kills eight students and a professor in Oregon, the Palestinian Authority says it will no longer honor the Oslo Accords, and a candidate for the U.S. Senate admits to killing a goat and drinking its blood

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Captive Markets

Why we won’t get prison reform

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Permission to Speak Frankly

“By committing to the great emotional extremes demanded by Greek tragedy,” says Bryan Doerries, author of The Theater of War, “the actors are in effect saying to the audience: 'If you want to match our emotional intensity, that would be fine.'”

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Succession at Harper’s

Christopher Cox named editor of Harper's Magazine

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Weekly Review

Pope Francis comes to America, Volkswagen recalls 11 million vehicles, and a Washington State school bans tag

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