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Roger Ailes's Border War

The Fox News CEO wants more Latino viewers. His employees don’t seem to agree.Eliza Gray

When I Stop Believing in Fiction

The god that fails: a novelist’s uneasy relationship with fiction.Ian McEwan

The Strange History of the Birth Certificate

How these seemingly innocuous documents cause so much trouble.Liza Mundy

What We Mean When We Say “Carpenters”

When orthopedic surgeons call themselves “carpenters,”what do they mean?Marc Tracy

Take This Microbrew and Shove It

Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?Chuck Thompson

Even Black Ops Have Patches

Rob Walker decodes the visual language of a highly secretive part of the U.S. Air Force that works with experimental aircraft.Rob Walker

How Liberals Became ‘Real Americans’

The decline of an American pastime and the rise of a liberal silent majority.Timothy Noah

Schumer's Web

No one on Capitol Hill has a more powerful alumni base than New York’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer.  Marc Tracy

Ezra Klein: The Wise Boy

A tale of striving and success in modern-day Washington.Julia Ioffe

Original Sin

Why the Republicans are, and will continue to be, the party of white people: an historical investigation.Sam Tanenhaus

Up Late With Clive James

One of the world’s great conversationalists on the duty of criticism, the dreck of “Downton Abbey,” and his friendship with Lady Di.Dwight Garner

Spooky Sex

Inside the randy culture of the CIA.Reuel Marc Gerecht

How Baudelaire Revolutionized Modern Literature

Baudelaire thought that everything natural was corrupt. This perverse, humiliating belief changed the face of literature.Adam Thirlwell

Should Striving Ever Stop?

Robert E. Goodin argues for the importance of settling for things. Cass Sunstein argues that behavioral economics can help you to decide when to settle.Cass R. Sunstein

How Ghastly Were the Beginnings of European America?

Bernard Bailyn paints a bloody picture of colonial life. Alan Taylor is skeptical. Alan Taylor

An Important Israeli Film's Large Implications

In "The Gatekeepers," six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s FBI, describe the good, the bad, and the ugly of their job.David Thomson

Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Israel and the Palestinians

The fence along Israel's border with Syria will help to protect Israel. What could go wrong with that?Leon Wieseltier

The Most Compelling Details From My Last Two Weeks of Reading

Alec MacGillis

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