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Perspective

On Maleness and Deep Springs College

An alumnus reflects on the possibility of female students at Deep Springs

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On Joyce and Syphilis

New evidence of the author’s suffering, and reflections on the scholarly debate

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A Top Obama Aide Says History Won’t Applaud the President’s Climate Policy

How the president has undercut proposed EPA regulations by moving the goalposts on climate change

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On Brining and Dining

How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy

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On the Enemy as Criminal

Why can’t we indict Bashar al-Assad at the International Criminal Court?

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On Rand Paul’s War on the War on Drugs

How the junior senator from Kentucky motivated the Obama Administration to forgo mandatory minimum sentences

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On the Trouble with Farmed Shrimp

The Mexican government announces a state of emergency following a mass shrimp die-off in the Sea of Cortez

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On the Selling of the Egyptian Coup to Liberals

How the mass killing of Islamists is being justified in America

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On Bad Mayors and Good Cities

The real problem with Toronto mayor Rob Ford isn't that he's a venal, possibly crack-smoking bully; it's that he's not the kind of venal, possibly crack-smoking bully who makes his city better

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On the NSA’s That ’70s Show Rerun

What would Frank Church say about the Snowden Affair?

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On Congressional Kayfabe

The similarities between the political response to tragedy and professional wrestling

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On Meeting Our Meat

Going undercover at a slaughterhouse in an age of agribusiness gag laws

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On Rand Paul and the Libertarian–Statist Divide

Why establishment Democrats and Republicans fear Rand Paul

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On Archer’s Underground Comix Roots

How underground comic books helped give rise to Archer

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On Charles Newman’s Peripatetic Life

From the introduction to Newman’s magnum opus, In Partial Disgrace

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On the Great Wall Game

Behind the scenes of recent scandals, Chinese government factions vie for influence

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On the Supreme Power of Money in Afghanistan

What Afghanistan’s political economy tells us about its future

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On Vampire Capitalism and the Fear of Inoculation

Why efforts to contain disease are often seen as conspiracies to sell vaccines

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