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The Pastor Who Prays With Trump
DONALD TRUMP’S SON ERIC WAS GLOWING when he sat down at a Cleveland restaurant next to Orlando pastor Paula White. “Your prayer did it, Paula,” Eric told her. The younger Trump’s teleprompter had broken the night before as he prepared to address the
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How Science Helped Write the Declaration of Independence
On July 4, 1776, representatives of thirteen colonies on the eastern shores of North America signed a Declaration of Independence from England. Winning independence was still a bloody war ahead, an unlikely outcome. Declaring independence was rashnes
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David Deutsch Explains Why It’s Good To Be Wrong
Making a mistake on a science exam is bad. So is publishing a paper with flawed reasoning. But what about being fallible in the first place? That, says David Deutsch, should be embraced. Deutsch is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a pioneer in quantum
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Of Maladies and Miracles
SARAH BEGLEY IN HER NEW NOVEL THE Wonder, Emma Donoghue (Room) again tells the story of a woman struggling to protect a vulnerable child. Anna O’Donnell is a Catholic girl in 1850s Ireland who has not eaten since her 11th birthday, four months befor
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How to Solve the World’s Hardest Logic Puzzle
While a doctoral student at Princeton University in 1957, studying under a founder of theoretical computer science, Raymond Smullyan would occasionally visit New York City. On one of these visits, he met a “very charming lady musician” and, on their
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When Narrative Matters More Than Fact
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How the Fake News Crisis of 1896 Explains Trump
William Jennings Bryan, the populist presidential hopeful, warned of an “epidemic of fake news” in his day.
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Welcome to the Gutter
ANDREW SULLIVAN THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, I heard no specific policy proposals to tackle clearly stated public problems. It is almost as if governing, for the Republican right, is fundamentally about an attitude, rather than about experience or practical
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- May 30 20131 minute
Graphing Human Uniqueness
Throughout this issue, we’ve explored the question of whether humans are unique, and if so, in what ways. In one interactive piece, “The Vocabulary of Our Uniqueness,” we asked readers which words best described what makes us special. And here are th
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- Jan 12 20173 minutes
Donald Trump Says '96 Million' Are Looking for Work
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The Tangled Debate Over Art-World Protests
From museums to Meryl Streep, the discussion around culture creators’ responses to Trump often misses the point.
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The Politically Correct Presidency of Donald Trump
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Kellogg’s: The last wholesome fantasy of the middle-school boy.
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