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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of Sep. 14.
- Slatest editor Ben Mathis-Lilley likes …
“Inside the Crazy, Back-Channel Negotiations That Revolutionized Our Relationship With Cuba” by Peter Kornbluh and William M. Leogrande, Mother Jones
“Another rec—nitty-gritty piece about the many meetings, phone calls, letters, etc. that got the Cuba deal done.”
- Health and science editor Laura Helmuth likes …
“12 Theories of How We Became Human, and Why They’re All Wrong” by Mark Strauss, National Geographic
“Oh, this is fun—what separates humans from other animals? Basically nothing.”
- Science, medicine, and environment writer Brian Palmer likes …
“How Inefficient Climate Policies Can Build Support for Efficient Ones” by David Roberts, Vox
“Forget picking winners and losers in climate policy. Let’s just pick winners, says David Roberts, and watch them flourish.”
- Columnist Reihan Salam likes …
“Hey Liberals, #IStandwithAhmed Isn't Only About Racism. It's About School Zero Tolerance Insanity” by Robby Soave, Reason
“A pretty reasonable point regarding Ahmed Mohamed and zero-tolerance school discipline policies.”