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The new account of Jamal Khashoggi's death offered by Saudi Arabia on Thursday was shocking in its audacity. Having previously acknowledged that the journalist was the victim of premeditated murder, … more
As Democrats prepare to take power in the House, it's worth looking at a peculiar paradox at the heart of their "resistance." Historically it has been a movement against the national security state. … more
Public safety, national security and the rule of law are among the incantations the Trump administration likes to chant when rolling out one of its deliberately and pointlessly cruel immigration … more
Researchers have been working with fetal tissue in the U.S. for some 80 years, to the enormous benefit of medical science. They've observed, for instance, how the youngest human cells develop into … more
Do we have a right to weariness in an era of animus? More precisely, can we afford it, or is exhaustion a luxury reserved for those whose wealth, privilege and status insulate them from the losses … more
Just weeks after the United Nations delivered a devastating report on the consequences of climate change, the U.N. offered cautious hope about another environmental disaster — the hole in the … more
It seems that in living history day-by-day, for convenience sake, we separate time periods that should really be conflated. For example, we confine fascism in the advanced world to the 1920s and '30s … more
Earlier this year, the National Rifle Association shut down access on its website to the grades it has long awarded lawmakers. It seems the organization's A grades, once a mark of electability, were … more
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is a smart, tough reporter. He can also be a grandstander who seems to thrive on conflict with President Donald Trump, and doesn't always know when to stop … more
The second time's the charm. In 2016, I came to the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village to give election-night commentary on a panel featuring pundits and comics. I went home in shock and spent a … more
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