Readings — From the February 2019 issue

A Thousand Times Yeses

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From headlines that have appeared in the New York Times since 2016. Compiled by Henry Freedland.

Yes, the Truth Still Matters
Yes, the News Can Survive the Newspaper
Yes, There Have Been Aliens
Yes, We Are Still Writing About Pokémon
Yes, We Stuck With “American Idol”
Yes, Those Are My Tonsils
Yes, I Really Am in This Beauty Pageant
Yes, Houses Are Bigger in Texas
Yes, I’m an American Nationalist
Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice
Yes, the President Bears Blame for the Terror from the Right
Yes, You Can Indict the President
Yes, This Is a Witch Hunt. I’m a Witch and I’m Hunting You.
Yes, Britain, You Can Have More Women on Corporate Boards
Yes, Breitbart News Has a Fashion Critic
Yes, Progressive Activism Is Helping Democrats
Yes, John Bolton Really Is That Dangerous
Yes, Medicine Can Use Virtual Reality, Emphasis on Reality
Yes, More Facebook Friends Are Asking You for Money
Yes, Another Windows 10 Update Is Here
Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why?
Yes, People Really Are Eating Tide Pods. No, It’s Not Safe.
Yes, There Is a French McDonald’s That Is Beloved (by Its Staff)
Yes, Adults Can Have Chocolate for Breakfast. Really.
Yes, You Can Go Home Again—If You’re a White House Correspondent from
   Elkhart, Indiana
Yes, People Actually Steal Tubas. Sometimes They Even Return Them.
Yes, They’ve Cloned Monkeys in China. That Doesn’t Mean You’re Next.
Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick
Yes, Oysters Can “Hear.” They Probably Wish We’d Clam Up.
Yes, the World Is Going Berserk, but Inner Peace Is Still Possible
Yes, Something Can Be Done About Wildfires
Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.

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