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Hurricane Florence Is a Category 5 Disaster

Before he left for North Carolina on Wednesday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Florence, President Donald Trump released a video celebrating his administration’s respon...

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The American Rule of Law Has Failed Women

For the second time in almost 30 years, the Senate Judiciary Committee is publicly weighing sexual-misconduct claims made against a Supreme Court nominee. Iowa Senator Chuck G...

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The One Thing About Yemen Everyone Gets Wrong

When protests inspired by uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia hit Yemen in 2011, the United States and the United Kingdom, the regime’s main backers, at first pooh-poohed...

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A Better Way to Fight “Corporate Welfare”

Senator Bernie Sanders has spent much of the summer highlighting the low wages at major American corporations and contrasting it with the astronomical pay for top executives...

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The Problem With Giving Teenage Kavanaugh a Pass

Defenders of the beleaguered Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh have taken to arguing, in a lawyerly way of exploring a hypothesis, that even if Christine Blasey Ford...

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The Unequal Burden of Climate Change

Two massive tropical cyclones made landfall on separate ends of the globe on Friday. But they were, as the Associated Press put it, “as different as water and wind.” The w...

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Democrats: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up On Brett Kavanaugh

For Republicans, getting a second Supreme Court vacancy before the end of Donald Trump’s second year in office has been like winning the lottery twice. The decision to disca...

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Why This Time Is Different

It’s impossible to think about the sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh without thinking about Anita Hill. In October 1991, the law profe...

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The “Me Too” Movement Hits McDonald’s

On September 18, McDonald’s workers in 10 cities will make history, striking to protest what they say is a persistent failure to enforce company rules against sexual harassm...

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What Digging Up Franco Has to Do With Democracy

“Exclusive: Photograph of the remains of Franco,” a Twitter user posted in late August. It was a joke: The accompanying picture showed not the dusty bones of Spain’s for...

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The Devastating Slowness of Hurricane Florence

If Hurricane Florence were an animal, she’d be a sloth—albeit an unusually dangerous one. The storm became a major hurricane on September 9, prompting potentially apocalyp...

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The Origins of America’s Enduring Divisions

“To write history is to make an argument by telling a story,” Jill Lepore once explained. And the argument a historian makes about America’s long, turbulent, and demogra...

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