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On the Filibuster, Joe Manchin Thinks James Madison Is on His Side. Nope.

When Madison speaks of a “minority” in the context of the Senate, he means an economic interest, not an organized political faction. “In all civilized Countries,” he says, “the people fall into different classes having a real or supposed difference of interests. There will be creditors & debtors, farmers, merchants & manufacturers. There will be […]

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The Systemic Realities Created by Legal Abortion

A decade later, my husband and I sat in an examination room with a panicky doctor. I was 13 weeks pregnant and an ultrasound revealed extreme fetal abnormalities. The doctor told us the news and rushed us to a genetic specialist to get a second sonogram. “What is the rush?,” I asked through tears. She […]

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The N.F.L.’s Race Problem

The N.F.L. did what any large corporation would do in response to news it didn’t particularly like: It created a committee to study the issue, offering the appearance of action to a public that was increasingly demanding it. Headed by Dan Rooney, then the owner and president of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the group released a […]

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What to Do This Weekend

Welcome. It’s peak season for indoor cats, for tea-sippers and soup-stirrers and, most crucially, for binge-watchers. After a couple of relatively lean years on the streaming circuit, it feels, finally, like a moment of abundance. We’re awash in stuff to watch, old and new. “Ozark” returns for its fourth season on Friday, after almost two […]

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Readers Have Questions About Stocks. An Economist Replies.

Lots of readers responded to my Jan. 5 newsletter discussing a new book, “Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life,” by the Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff. I’ve already responded to many of you by email but nothing beats hearing from Kotlikoff himself. I presented him with some […]

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Don’t, Like, Overanalyze Language

For example, articles such as this decade-old one in The Journal of Positive Psychology make a point similar to the National Academy of Sciences paper, using the Ngram Viewer to show that rates of word usage suggest a decline among Anglophones in using words describing virtue or morality. Neither study, however, takes sufficient notice that […]

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Mourinho, Benítez and the Endless Pursuit of the Past

In the sudden flood of spare time he had after departing Manchester United, José Mourinho filmed a commercial for a bookmaker. A couple of years and a couple of jobs on, it is still running on British television. It still works, after all. Mourinho is still a household name in Britain. The ad’s central concept […]

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Stress Snacking? Answers to Your Questions About Mindful Eating

2. See your emotions as something that are part of being alive, and part of being human. Instead of wishing they would change or go away, embrace them. In this way, you can adopt the attitude that these emotions can coexist with you, rather than being dependent on eating to make them go away. 3. […]

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Drugs Are Tied to the Homelessness Crisis

If journalists went around trying to predict the future impact of their stories, then tiptoe away at the first sign of anything that might one day prove controversial or offensive, we’d never write anything and would be rightfully condemned. The point is this: If you have the story nailed with solid reporting, then run it. […]

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Pope Francis Is Troubled by Your Pet

You scroll down, you scroll sideways, you scroll back up, steering clear of any three-season, 30-hour odyssey that won’t give you resolution for weeks or months and will come to feel like unfinished homework no matter how juicy or artful it is. Maybe this decades-old TV movie starting Judith Light is an overlooked gem? While […]

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What Have You Dreamed About Lately?

Welcome. I keep forgetting how I know things. With so much of life transpiring through screens — Zoom calls, group texts, long articles saved to read later, Netflix series half-paid-attention-to while scrolling through Instagram — I’ll find myself recalling a fact or a story, unable to identify the source of the information. Did this dimly […]

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