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The case against means testing  

Programs that use it can impose inordinate burdens on the people they’re trying to help.

No, the supply chain mess is not a war on Christmas

Despite what conservatives say, Joe Biden is not trying to ruin the holiday shopping season.

The $5 trillion insurance industry faces a reckoning. Blame climate change.

Insurers are getting rocked by climate disasters. They’re also shaping how we prepare for the next one.

The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist

I hadn’t realized how important for my mental health it was to talk with someone like me.

Where is the line between life and art?

Bergman Island is a delightful anagram of a movie, and one of the best films of the year.

Joe Manchin won’t support a key climate program. Alternatives won’t be enough.

The clean electricity program is "the backbone of the energy transition," experts say.

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How the iPhone changed everything

In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced a product that would change our lives forever. The new season of Land of the Giants explores “The Apple Revolution.”

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In Lauren Groff’s Matrix, medieval nuns build a feminist utopia

The Last Duel is a medieval epic about believing women, and it’s a mess

A last will and testament can be a huge fight for families

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

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Why Hollywood loves this creepy bird call

Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

When removing a statue actually is antidemocratic

Bryan Stevenson on tracing the legacy of American enslavement to mass incarceration

Why so many people undercharge for their work

Can the US cut drug prices without sacrificing new cures?

Biden’s incoherent immigration policy

Startups are betting on a psychedelic gold rush

Why Merck’s Covid-19 pill molnupiravir could be so important

The controversial plan to bring jaguars back to the US

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The home care fight in Congress

What elderly and disabled activists want from Biden.

Couch Guy and the nightmare of going viral 

One Good Thing: Only Murders in the Building plays like a Nora Ephron murder mystery

The problem with America’s semi-rich

Why the best aliens are just a little bit human

A better way to legalize marijuana

Lebanon’s electricity was down for a day, but the crisis was years in the making

The thorny truth about socially responsible investing

Texas’s anti-abortion law was halted. Then, suddenly, it wasn’t.

The many signals China is sending with its Taiwan flyovers

A brief history of the internet hating Jonathan Franzen

The Atlantic wants to hire newsletter writers — and it wants their subscribers, too

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How the 3-point line is breaking basketball

Climate scientists should pay more attention to fish poop. Really.

Goodbye, Mr. Bond

The appeal and the shortcomings of women-only gyms

Is Biden’s legislative agenda popular? Yes, but …

The best- and worst-case scenarios for Covid-19 this winter

The debt ceiling fight is far from over

Supply chain havoc is getting worse — just in time for holiday shopping

The trillion-dollar coin scheme, explained by the guy who invented it

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