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What it Means to Be Alive

Decoding a father’s farewell

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The Military-Industrial Virus

How bloated defense budgets gut our armed forces

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Downstream

The afterlife of American junk

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Where Our New World Begins

Politics, power, and the Green New Deal

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The Truce

How the United States helped spoil a plan to end gang violence in El Salvador

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Lost at Sea

Poverty and paradise at the edge of America

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More Than a Data Dump

Why Julian Assange deserves First Amendment protection

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Nightmares at 20,000 Feet

On the dread of looking down

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Whisperings

A writer alone with the work

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Works of Mercy

The power of pastoral care

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Like This or Die

The fate of the book review in the age of the algorithm

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Destined for Export

The troubled legacy of Guatemalan adoptions

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The Story of Storytelling

What the hidden relationships of ancient folktales reveal about their evolution—and our own

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No Joe!

Joe Biden’s disastrous legislative legacy

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The Myth of White Genocide

An unfinished civil war inspires a global delusion

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Catechism of the Waters

Species in conflict on the Columbia River

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We Were So Happy Then

Life in the new South Africa

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“Tell Me How This Ends”

America’s muddled involvement with Syria

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Without a Trace

Missing, in an age of mass displacement

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Orphan Bachelors

Exclusion and Confession, the two slamming doors of America

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What China Threat?

How the United States and China can avoid war

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Going to Extremes

Are homicides among the elderly acts of mercy or malice?

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Donald Trump Is a Good President

One foreigner’s perspective

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Long Shot

The story of a Kurdish sniper

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Machine Politics

The rise of the internet and a new age of authoritarianism

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Polar Light

Searching for the solar system’s origins at the end of the earth

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Preservation Acts

Toward an ethical archive of the web

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The Vanishing

The plight of Christians in an age of intolerance

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