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Politics

How Ferguson Changed America

A year ago Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. What has followed has been the greatest national reckoning on racism since the beating of Rodney King.

Obama Wants You to Think His Climate Plan Is Bold. It’s Not.

We’re Trying to Diagram This Impossible Sentence by Donald Trump. Can You Help?

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Crime

“More Prison, Less Crime”

The last man standing who thinks criminal justice reform is a terrible idea.

Fashion

The Timepiece That Will Change Everything

It’s not the Apple Watch. It’s a Swatch.

The Interstate Highway System Is Expensive, Harmful to Cities, and a Total Mess. Here’s How to Fix It.

Tom Cruise’s Mission: Keep Making Action Movies Forever

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