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The Supreme Court Is Helping Republicans Rig Elections

Adding more justices to the bench might be the only way to stop them.

Adam Serwer

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The Case Against Donald Trump

The president of the United States poses a threat to our collective existence. The choice voters face is spectacularly obvious. Jeffrey Goldberg on behalf of the editors:

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The Coronavirus Surge That Will Define the Next 4 Years

Cases are rising in all but nine states. Unlike the past two waves, this one has no epicenter.

Robinson Meyer

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You’re Not Supposed to Understand the Rumors About Biden

To raise doubts about the Democratic nominee, right-wing-media smears don’t even need to make sense.

Anne Applebaum

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I Found a Clinton-Trump Voter

My hunt took me to an unlikely place: Center City, Philadelphia.

Peter Nicholas

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The New Borat Movie Is Less a Satire Than an Exposé

The bumbling provocateur who stormed the United States in 2006 has now become an unlikely voice of reason.

David Sims

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America Will Sacrifice Anything for the College Experience

The pandemic has revealed that higher education was never about education.

Ian Bogost

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Bruce Springsteen and the Art of Aging Well

What the happiest Springsteen album in decades can teach us about Joe Biden, the wisdom of maturity, and the meaning of life

David Brooks

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What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life?

“Our boyfriends, our significant others, and our husbands are supposed to be No. 1. Our worlds are backward.”

Rhaina Cohen

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The Weekly Planet: The Question That Haunts Climate Advocates

It’s not “Will Donald Trump win?”

Robinson Meyer

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The Books Briefing: How Horror Stories Empower Kids

Many of the most successful writers in the genre, like Maurice Sendak, don’t hold back; their works helping children to face the terror that lurks in the real world.

Kate Cray

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Are We Trading Our Happiness for Modern Comforts?

As society gets richer, people chase the wrong things.

Arthur C. Brooks

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My Sister-in-Law Said the Most Painful Thing to Me, and I Can’t Let It Go

She told me she would never want a child like my daughter.

Lori Gottlieb

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