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Cold War Kids

The international dispute over Russia’s orphans

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A Very Perfect Instrument

The ferocity and failure of America’s sanctions apparatus

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The Homeless Herd

An Indian village battles an elephant invasion

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How to Make Your Own AR-15

The gun Congress can’t ban

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Too Big to Jail

From the transcript of a March 7 Senate Banking Committee hearing on enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, which requires U.S. financial institutions to help the federal government…

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Le Misérable

From open letters by the actor Gérard Depardieu, addressed to French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and to the Russian press. In January, Depardieu obtained Russian citizenship in order to evade…

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Blood Sport

For a time in December, it looked as though the nation was finally ready to take on the gun culture. Perhaps you recall the moment: twenty grade-schoolers, along with their…

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Revised History

Last month, Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States, the documentary series the director made with historian Peter Kuznick, completed its ten-episode run on Showtime. Those who unthinkingly dismiss…

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No Tax In The Champagne Room

From the October 23, 2012, dissenting opinion of Judge Robert Smith in a case brought by the operators of Nite Moves, a strip club near Albany, against New York State’s…

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