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America’s NATO expansion obsession plays into the Ukraine crisis

The post-Cold War debates shaping the current standoff with Russia.

How to heal our national exhaustion

Americans have burnout on top of burnout on top of burnout. Now what?

Microsoft avoided the latest Big Tech scrutiny. Then it bought a company for $69 billion.

How Microsoft’s 20-year-old antitrust battle prepared it for today’s techlash.

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Joe Biden, r u ok?

Build Back Blunders, and other presidential misadventures.

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Democrats have precedent for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation

Stephen Breyer’s retirement puts the spotlight on Joe Manchin — again

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Retiring Justice Stephen Breyer’s nearly 28 years on the Supreme Court, explained

Omicron’s most crucial warning: A disease can move much faster than we can

The quest to avert an asteroid apocalypse is going surprisingly well

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Why do we remember what we remember?

The mundane photographs that are helping scientists probe the mysteries of memory.

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How trauma became the word of the decade

The very real psychiatric term has become so omnipresent in pop culture that some experts worry it’s losing its meaning.

Biden is defending key Trump immigration policies in court

American democracy is under threat. But what is that threat, exactly?

The animal that’s everywhere and nowhere

The luxurious fantasy of suffering in Hanya Yanagihara’s novels

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What happens to voting rights now?

The plan to make it easier to vote has been fili-busted.

Can giving parents cash help with babies’ brain development?

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that are likely to end affirmative action

The never-ending suffering of the legacyquel

The school shooting generation grows up

An early wave of survivors came of age in a wholly unprepared world. Now they’re in their 30s and 40s, grappling with the present.

Peloton’s big whoops

Democrats have had enough of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s obstruction

Biden promised a harder line on Saudi Arabia. Why can’t he deliver?

The best $65 I ever spent: A BDSM whip

US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

What Congress’s new election reform idea leaves out

Can Russia back down in Ukraine?

The hidden lesson in the new free Covid-19 tests

Thich Nhat Hanh’s final mindfulness lesson: How to die peacefully

Stop canceling normal people who go viral

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

Democrats may have to sacrifice something big for the climate

Big Food is ready to sell you more plant-based meat

Cheer shows how fame changes everything

What’s the point of digital clothes?

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