The 2020 disinformation war, David Brooks on the nuclear family, #MeToo and the abortion-rights movement, and new fiction by Samantha Hunt. Plus trusting Nate Silver, the Supreme Court’s enduring bias, climate change and peer pressure, an ode to cold showers, and more.

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March 2020

March 2020

The 2020 disinformation war, David Brooks on the nuclear family, #MeToo and the abortion-rights movement, and new fiction by Samantha Hunt. Plus trusting Nate Silver, the Supreme Court’s enduring bias, climate change and peer pressure, an ode to cold showers, and more.

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The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake

The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s time to figure out better ways to live together.

David Brooks

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The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President

How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election

McKay Coppins

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The #MeToo Case That Divided the Abortion-Rights Movement

When an activist accused one of the most respected physicians in the movement of sexually assaulting her, everyone quickly took sides.

Maggie Bullock

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Fiction

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Go, Team

Samantha Hunt

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Dispatches

Thy Neighbor’s Solar Panels

Robert H. Frank

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Why Witchcraft Is on the Rise

Bianca Bosker

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What Does Nate Silver Know?

David A. Graham

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Why the Restoration Hardware Catalog Won’t Die

Amanda Mull

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Objects Made by Prisoners in the United States

Alex Kalman

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Culture & Critics

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The New Rules of Music Snobbery

Spencer Kornhaber

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The Supreme Court’s Enduring Bias

Michael O’Donnell

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The Art of Second Chances

Ruth Franklin

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Abraham Lincoln’s Radical Moderation

Andrew Ferguson

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Departments

The Commons

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An Ode to Cold Showers

James Parker

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Poetry

The Mulatta Unmasks Herself to Her Husband

Shara McCallum

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