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    Ta-Nehisi Coates on mass incarceration, why your boss may be irrelevant, the case for fathers as primary parents, naked people on reality TV, and more

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    How the new political correctness is ruining education, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s letter to his son, stopping murder in New Orleans, the GOP rewrites the Iraq War, bracing for the future in Havana, the elitist allure of Joan Didion, and more

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    Ideas of the year, the end of work, why the Saudis are going solar, the insidious messages of tween TV, and more

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    The botching of capital punishment, why it pays to be a jerk, the emotional genius of pixar, why age may be Hillary’s secret weapon, and more

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    The money issue: Starbucks’ radical attempt to save the middle class, the financially savvy Millennial, underpaid NBA players, the neuroscience of generosity, where drug lords put their money, and more

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    Should the Jews leave Europe?, the false gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous, what science says about life after death, how restaurants con you, the most influential teenager of all time, and more

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    What ISIS really wants, the plan to beat Hillary, how job stress may be harming unborn babies, atheist superstitions, the best ad campaigns ever, how the love song conquered all, and more

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    The tragedy of the American military, the most powerful conservative in America, 5,200 days in space, balancing Iran and Israel, fiction by George Singleton, and more

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