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Does likability still matter in politics?
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Percentage of Aquarians who are Democrats:

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Scolded dogs look guiltier if they are actually innocent.

Nikki Haley resigns; Jamal Khashoggi murdered; Kanye visits the White House

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Postcard — September 20, 2018, 10:10 am

Hot, Silent, and Brand New

Back and forth across the Phoenix sprawl in triple-digit heat

Weekly Review — September 19, 2018, 1:31 pm

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Paul Manafort accepts a plea deal; Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault; Jeff Bezos gets into the kindergarten racket

Art, Monday Gallery — September 17, 2018, 4:15 pm

Rascals, a painting by Julia Rommel, whose work is on view this week at Tanya Leighton Gallery, in Berlin.
 
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Podcast — September 13, 2018, 4:05 pm

They Told Us Not to Say This

A reading of Jenn Alandy Trahan’s short story from the September issue “They Told Us Not to Say This,” and interview with the author

Editor's Note — September 13, 2018, 11:00 am

Inside the October 2018 Issue

The printed word in peril; poems by Ben Lerner; among Britain’s anti-Semites 

Browsings — September 12, 2018, 5:44 pm

“Open Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee”

Just as the framers of the Constitution had no way of conceiving of a gun like the AR-15, it’s also unlikely they could’ve imagined that the average American lifespan would become so long—or that nominating Supreme Court justices would become so coveted an opportunity by the executive branch. Even when Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement was merely hypothetical, the White House had publicly named Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh a possible replacement. Given his response to a question about a particular Supreme Court decision in the January-February 1999 issue of Washington Lawyer, it’s easy to see why he would be of interest …

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