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The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.

Adam Serwer

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Mugabe's Time Runs Out

Zimbabwe’s president outlasted empires, global movements, and his political rivals—until Tuesday.

Krishnadev Calamur

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The Republican War on College

For the cost of cutting corporate income taxes, the U.S. could provide universal pre-K and make tuition free at public colleges for nonaffluent students.

Derek Thompson

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The Glaring Blind Spot of the 'Me Too' Movement

Lena Dunham’s defense of a Girls writer accused of sexual assault highlights how frequently allegations from women of color are dismissed.

Gillian B. White

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Women Exit the Party of Trump

After laboring for years to close the gender gap, GOP strategists are suddenly facing a gender chasm.

Michelle Cottle

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The Push for Education Programs That Pay People As They Learn

Advocates say worker training is key to economic stability—but can they convince the federal government it’s worth the money?

Lolade Fadulu

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Global Warming Might Be Especially Dangerous for Pregnant Women

Scientists are concerned that heat waves could be linked to more premature births and stillbirths.

Ellie Kincaid

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The Education of Mark Zuckerberg

The Facebook founder has discussed "community" more than 150 times in public. A close reading reveals his road map for the platform’s future.

Alexis C. Madrigal

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The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future

Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.

Leslie Jamison

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For the Lucas Brothers, Comedy Is Therapy

Twin comedians Kenny and Keith Lucas reflect on the power of laughter.

Tynesha Foreman and Nicolas Pollock

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The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Is Ready for the Future

The most wholesome of help hotlines has embraced the digital age.

Rachel Gutman

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Go Ahead, Talk Politics at Thanksgiving

Six in 10 Americans say they dread the topic coming up, but better to embrace the challenge than try to stave off the inevitable.

David A. Graham

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The Sichuan Giant Panda Bases and Sanctuaries

In the mountains of China’s Sichuan Province, a network of research centers and wildlife sanctuaries has been established to support native endangered species.

Alan Taylor

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