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    Alex Gibney on Why Elizabeth Holmes Would Have Believed Her Own Lies“There was a lot of cognitive dissonance going on. I think she knew that the machine had problems. But there was a kind of willful denial.”
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    A Sociology Professor on the Long History of Elites Gaming College AdmissionsJoseph Soares says that standardized tests were never really about meritocracy.
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    Andrew Yang Is More Than a MemeThe Democratic presidential contender may be America’s foremost champion of universal basic income. Oh, and he’s huge on the internet.
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    Ta-Nehisi Coates Is an Optimist NowA conversation about the revived debate over reparations, the 2020 Democratic primary, and the power of pop culture to advance progressive change.
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    A Former Fox News Editor on What The New Yorker’s Big Exposé MissedKen LaCorte says his decision not to publish a story about Stormy Daniels’s affair with Trump had nothing to do with partisanship.
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    A Long Talk With Kirsten GillibrandThe New York senator on the NRA, Al Franken, and the line between capitalism and greed.
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    What Does the Radical Left’s Future Look Like?The historian and leftist activist Michael Kazin on the DSA’s best path forward.
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    Shoshana Zuboff Talks Surveillance Capitalism’s Threat to DemocracyThe Harvard Business School professor discusses what she believes is a new mode of capitalism being ushered in by Silicon Valley.
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    A Long Talk With Pete ButtigiegThe Democratic 2020 hopeful on college contemporary Mark Zuckerberg, how sewers are like national security, and Ulysses.
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    ‘Mark Is an Authoritarian’: An Early Facebook Investor on the Company’s SinsTalking with venture capitalist and newfound Silicon Valley doomsayer Roger McNamee.
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    Author Dave Cullen on Finding Hope in Parkland, 20 Years After ColumbineThe writer had PTSD from being the “go-to murder guy”; the Parkland kids were the cure.
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    Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Thinks Trump’s Exit Plan Is a Big MistakeA talk with Ryan Crocker, who says the peace talks with the Taliban are a recipe for disaster, and after 17 years, the U.S. should keep on fighting.
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    Former WH Aide Cliff Sims on Trump’s Emotional Life and the Art of Leaking“I’d become someone I didn’t like,” says the Team of Vipers author. “I justified a lot of these things in the moment.”
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    A Long Talk With Julián CastroThe former San Antonio mayor and Obama Cabinet member on why people care if he speaks Spanish and how Trump is like a fastball.
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    BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free SwagRachel McMahon is a 19-year-old college student in Michigan who learned this week that she was BuzzFeed’s second-highest traffic driver in the world.
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    BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free SwagRachel McMahon is a 19-year-old college student in Michigan who learned this week that she was BuzzFeed’s second-highest traffic driver in the world.
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    A Civil Debate With Pot-Legalization Critic Alex BerensonTalking to the author of Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.
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    Ex-Facebook Manager Mark Luckie on Silicon Valley’s ‘Black People Problem’The former Facebook and Twitter employee discusses his blockbuster memo and what Silicon Valley should do to solve its problems with inclusion.
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    Donald Trump Doomed a Football League, But He’d Have Been a Great NFL OwnerAuthor Jeff Pearlman on how Trump’s time as a USFL owner predicted so much of his presidential behavior, including his feud with the NFL.
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    New York City’s Development Czar Alicia Glen Talks Amazon HQ and HousingNew York City deputy mayor Alicia Glen discusses the Amazon HQ deal and why New York is an affordable-housing leader of the “goddamn world.”
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    Tim Wu on How Enforcing Competition Law Could Have Stopped Big TechHis new book argues that it’s time to revive the trustbusting tradition.
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    Wesley Yang on Asian-Americans and the Struggle for RecognitionThe author of The Souls of Yellow Folk says he “knew there was a risk that the book would be straw-manned by its critics. And it has been.”
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    Elaine Pagels on How Devastating Loss Influenced Her Groundbreaking ScholarshipWhy Religion? is her new memoir about personal calamities, revolutionary scholarship, and her own, sort-of faith.
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    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
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    Susan Orlean on the History and Surprisingly Bright Future of LibrariesAlong with book-burning, gender, and the L.A. Public Library, all in her new book The Library Book.
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    Eric Holder on Rod Rosenstein, Working with Uber, and Prosecuting BankersA conversation with the former attorney general about the Russia investigation, his work with Airbnb and Uber, and his plans for 2020
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    Exploring the Secret History of Trump’s WomenTrump and his “Queens,” as Nina Burleigh calls them in her new book, Golden Handcuffs, are a link to a different era.
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    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on the Kavanaugh Fallout and Her Plans for 2020“I feel like all energy is in the Democratic base. It’s a new base that is really just on fire. And I think the Republicans have shown their hand.”
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    The Quick Rise and Even Faster Fall of Groupon, Through the Eyes of Its CEOAndrew Mason tours us through his wild rise and fall.
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    This Is Nikki Haley’s Last Interview Before Her Resignation. Read It for Clues.Read it for clues.
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    What the Hell Is Happening in Myanmar?The military is conducting a genocidal campaign against an ethnic minority, all under the watch of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
  32. What the Hell Is Happening With Qatar?Trump may have helped provoke a dangerous escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf.
  33. A Brief Conversation With John Dean, Former White House Counsel to NixonTrump would “have trouble surreptitiously recording somebody, you know, starting the machine … Nixon would’ve had the same problem.”
  34. Progressives Need a New Foreign-Policy Vision. This Senator Says He Has One.Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut is trying to sell liberals on restrained realism in Syria and other global hot spots.
  35. How New York Could Force the Release of Trump’s Tax ReturnsAlbany is considering a bill that would publish the state returns of certain elected officials.
  36. Why South Koreans Aren’t Afraid of a Military Confrontation With the NorthThe AP’s former bureau chief in Pyongyang and Seoul says North Korea’s threats follow a yearly script, but Trump is the unpredictable factor.
  37. The Problem With Trump’s Attempt to Scare North Korea“The history books will say: ‘How could they not have known? How could they not have known these were North Korea’s thoughts?’”
  38. Why It’s Going to Take Another Financial Catastrophe to Fix Wall StreetThe man who oversaw the bailout in 2008 is not optimistic about the banking industry under President Donald Trump.
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    Why Did Syria Still Have Chemical Weapons?An arms-control expert looks at how a 2013 U.N. deal failed, and how Trump’s missile strike flips the calculus in a complex conflict.
  40. Kathleen Sebelius Knows Better Than Anyone How Trump Can Mess With ObamacareHealth Secretary under Obama, she describes how the program can be foiled — or fixed — by Team Trump.
  41. Can the Democrats Still Count on a Demographic Advantage?Ruy Teixeira co-authored an influential political theory in 2002 predicting liberal dominance for a generation. What does he say now?
  42. What Does Vladimir Putin Want?A former U.S. ambassador to Russia on what makes the strongman tick.
  43. An Atomic-Weapons Expert on the Worst-Case Nuclear ScenarioScientist Philip Coyle was the head of nuclear-weapons testing under President Bill Clinton and an adviser to the Carter and Obama administrations.
  44. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on How Mattis Can Stand Up to TrumpAlso: Steve Bannon on the National Security Council and the “deep state” rebellion.
  45. Matt Drudge Suggests Hurricane Matthew Might Be a Liberal ConspiracyThe government might be lying about the hurricane’s intensity to exaggerate the threat posed by climate change, the conservative commentator tweets.