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Trump’s Attempt to Obscure the Reality of the Pandemic Is Getting Comical

The President has restarted his regular coronavirus briefings, and the contents are, by turns, absurd and alarming.

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“Mr. President, What Are Your Priorities?” Is Not Supposed to Be a Tough Question

President Donald Trump speaks with members of the media.

Trump is running for reëlection, but, unlike four years ago, he can’t even say why.

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It Really Is Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster

The United States Capitol is seen through windows of the Library of Congress.

It is true that the Framers intended the Senate to be a slower-moving institution than the House, but there is no evidence that they wanted legislative paralysis.

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When Pete Hamill Was the Editor of the New York Daily News

Pete Hamill.

体育投注网平台When the newsroom rumors began to circulate that Hamill was on thin ice, the staff put together a petition demanding that he remain. The publishers were unimpressed.

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North Dakota Oil Workers Are Learning to Tend Wind Turbines—and That’s a Big Deal

Wind turbines across a landscape.

In many ways, clean energy produces jobs at least as good as those in the oil fields, where boom-and-bust cycles make stability hard.

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Pete Hamill, Egalitarian Hero

The journalist and author Pete Hamill

He was the kind of writer who could be called, on the morning of his death, “the Bard of the five boroughs” without the least trace of an ironic wink.

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How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future

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体育投注网平台When J.F.K. ran for President, a team of data scientists with powerful computers set out to model and manipulate American voters. Sound familiar?

Urgent Care from the Army Corps of Engineers

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体育投注网平台While Trump flails in the pandemic, the military’s builders are getting it done.

The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire

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An eccentric Dutchman began living in a giant underground facility built by the German military—and ran a server farm beloved by cybercriminals.

How Police Unions Fight Reform

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Activists insist that police departments must change. For half a century, New York City’s P.B.A. has successfully resisted such demands.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Verbal Abuse by Ted Yoho

In a speech on the House floor, the freshman Democrat says that her colleague’s use of a profane slur on the Capitol steps is part of a larger problem faced by all women.

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Who Gets to Be Italian?

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体育投注网平台The children of Black immigrants in Italy are dispossessed by a country that doesn’t offer birthright citizenship. Plus, an economist on whether—and how—to reopen schools.

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