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The courts were never going to save America from Donald Trump

No one is coming to save US democracy, except for ourselves.

Driving at ridiculous speeds should be physically impossible

Reckless speeding is epidemic in the US. This simple technology could save tens of thousands of lives.

The conspiracy theories about Kate Middleton’s disappearance, explained 

The Princess hasn’t been seen in public since Christmas.

America has a good model for how to handle immigration: America

The US knows how to resettle refugees. Why can’t it figure out what to do with the current wave of migrants?

How to master the art of small talk

A guide to having actually interesting conversations with strangers.

Are we in the middle of an extinction panic?

How doomsday proclamations about AI echo existential anxieties of the past.

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Shohei Ohtani made his Dodger debut this week. His record-setting contract solidifies an international era for Major League Baseball, which hasn’t yet overcome a diversity problem at home.

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The case for banning...millionaires?

Sean talks with political philosopher Ingrid Robeyns, whose new book Limitarianism makes the case for imposing limits on personal wealth.

Why all the internet’s boyfriends are Irish

Black Nazis? A woman pope? That’s just the start of Google’s AI problem.

Should Big Pharma pay poor countries for finding new diseases?

Can Biden contain the fallout from his Gaza policy in Michigan?

Do 1 in 5 Americans really believe Taylor Swift is in cahoots with Biden?

Winter heat waves are now a thing. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Why the Palestinian Authority’s government dissolved

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Biden has been bad for Palestinians. Trump would be worse.

Why elite colleges are bringing the SAT back

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The Supreme Court appeared lost in a massive case about free speech online

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This ballot measure would restore Roe. Abortion rights groups are attacking it.

9 charts that show US factory farming is even bigger than you realize

Older Americans are working longer. Some want to; others have to.

I got to see the IRS’s free tax-filing software in action. Here’s what I learned.

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