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Ben Sasse: The Downfall of American Adolescence

by Ben Sasse How did we get to this point—where a large portion of our people in the prime of their lives are stuck in a sad sort of limbo, ordering pizza on cell phones while streaming Netflix from their parents’

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Horsing Around with William Shatner

by William Shatner, with Jeff Rovin I have to tell you a story that has very little to do with horses, but has more to do with something one horse brought into my life. It’s among my most treasured memories

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How Police Brutality Shaped New York City

by Bruce Chadwick Headlines about New York City police officer violence against civilians, including murders, have splashed across the front pages of newspapers and television screen for years. Just recently, a member of the NYPD choked to death Eric Garner, father

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Kim Dae-jung & the Dawn of Korean Democracy

by Michael Breen That day the dictator conceded, June 29, 1987, is celebrated as the starting point of democracy. It was a conception, and as is the way with power relations, more forced than gentle. People power, you might say, had shafted

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Inside the Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

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by Dan Pearson and Larry McShane When the call came, Ralph Natale reflected on exactly how long it had been since he’d laid eyes on Jimmy Hoffa. Their final meeting was tinged with melancholy rather than the bravura of their

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