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When Public Schools Rely on Local Property Taxes: Letters
Earlier this month, Adam Harris wrote about how public schools’ dependence on local property taxes can lead to large ...
Why It’s Immigrants Who Pack Your Meat
The immigration raid last week at seven poultry plants in rural Mississippi was a perfect symbol of the Trump ...
When Women Are Accused of Complicity
Recent television shows and news stories raise a similar question: Can systems of oppression function without the involvement ...
It Matters If Americans Call Afghanistan a Defeat
The public’s judgment about whether the United States won or lost the war will affect civilian-military relations for years ...
Scientifically Proven Sources of Sex Appeal
Hot or not? The question of whom we’re attracted to and why has long confounded humankind’s greatest philosophers, scientists ...
Paleontology Has a Precision Problem
At the base of a pale hill in the badlands of northeastern Wyoming, Susie Maidment hits her hammer against stone. She breaks ...
America Moved On From Its Gay-Rights Moment—And Left a Legal Mess Behind
Half a decade after the Supreme Court’s same-sex-marriage decision, the justices and Congress are still trying to figure out ...
‘One Belt One Road’ Is Just a Marketing Campaign
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a man in a rush to build a legacy. In 2013, only four months into his presidency, Xi launched ...
Five Stories We’re Watching
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is aiming for a September 7 landing. Marina Koren writes about science and technology. People ...
A Tissue Sample From 1966 Held Traces of Early HIV
In 1966, a 38-year-old man visited a hospital in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. His name, his symptoms, and ...
I Tried to Tell the World About Epstein’s Jail. No One Wanted to Listen.
“URGENT,” the emails were marked. Since Jeffrey Epstein’s death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, at least 20 ...
How Family Separations Brought Down a Migrant Mogul
AUSTIN, Texas—Juan Sanchez, the founder of America’s largest network of shelters for detained migrant children, greeted his ...