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  1. modest proposals
    The Case for Adding 672 Million More AmericansA population of a billion would (maybe?) solve all the country’s problems.
  2. book excerpt
    ‘The Long-Term Survival of Our Civilization Cannot Be Assured’Energy expert Vaclav Smil believes we must walk away from growth to keep the climate stable. Not that he thinks we will.
  3. the internet is for porn
    How Smartphones Got a Conservative Nation Hooked on PornIn 2012, three Indian politicians were forced to step down after they were caught watching porn during a session of Parliament.
  4. excerpt
    The City Born in a DayNew York wasn’t built in a day, but Oklahoma City was, in a bizarre but uniquely American government-sanctioned raid known as the Land Run.
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    The Company That Invented the iPhone in 1990How a group of ex-Apple employees went from insanely great to greatly insane, accidentally inspiring a generation in the process.
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    The Untold Story of Jaime Levy, Punk-Rock Cyber-Publishing PioneerHow a punk-rock kid from L.A. created some of the coolest publications of the 1990s.
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    Selling Crack to Children: Inside the Silicon Valley Grift Machine“Without rampant, unchecked fraud, I came to realize, the entire digital media business would collapse.”
  8. politics
    Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win — and Neither Did His CampaignOne year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration’s shocked first days.
  9. the national interest
    Barack Obama’s Legacy Is More Secure Than You, or the GOP, ThinkIt could be as hard to dismantle as a wall is to build.
  10. excerpt
    My Life in the Plague YearsLife under AIDS, and — just as a new memorial goes up in Greenwich Village — how much has been forgotten.
  11. 6 Internet Words With Surprisingly Old OriginsThe Greek, Viking, and mystical origins of some of the digital world’s most widely used words.
  12. election 2016
    The GOP’s House Seats Are Safe. Here’s Why.Hillary may win the presidency, but the House belongs to the GOP.
  13. Confronting a Horace Mann Teacher Who Abused His StudentsAnd how the school haggled with one of his victims when she and other survivors sued.