In October 2009, Mark Bowden wrote about the toll of constant coverage.
In April 2001, Richard V. Allen published transcripts from the White House Situation Room after Ronald Reagan was shot.
The year you were born, William Greider wrote about the incoming budget director's experiences working in the Congressional Budget Office, in a revealing article which set off a firestorm of controversy in and around the Reagan administration.
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My So-Called Life premiered in 1994.
In the July/August 2008 issue, Nicholas Carr wondered whether Google was making people stupid.
In July 2016, Zuzana Boehmova wrote about the former Iron Curtain countries' experience in the EU.
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