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    Is the Tide Turning Against Internet Porn?Utah lawmaker Todd Weiler on his porn-blocking bills and how he thinks ubiquitous sex online hurts both children and adults.
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    ‘Adams Has Not Communicated Value for the Lives of Our Brothers and Sisters’The exiting head of the New York Working Families Party has some parting shots for Democrats and hopes for progressives statewide.
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    The Grim New Consensus on Social Media and Teen DepressionPsychologist Jean Twenge discusses all the evidence that Instagram and TikTok are making kids miserable.
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    What the Abortion-Pill Decision Reveals About the Shadow DocketThe author of a new book on the Supreme Court’s backdoor-lawmaking system breaks down what it is and why Samuel Alito is so mad at its critics.
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    Is This Ukraine’s Last Chance to Defeat Russia?Defense analyst Franz-Stefan Gady on how a long-awaited counteroffensive might play out.
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    What Keeps a Leading AI Scientist Up At NightArtificial intelligence legend Stuart Russell worries that programmers have already lost track of what their creations can do.
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    What Can Democrats Do About Clarence Thomas’s Ethics Fiasco?Senator Sheldon Whitehouse thinks reform of what he calls the “captured court” starts with Chief Justice John Roberts.
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    Where’s the Urgency on the Adderall Shortage?ADHD expert Dr. David Goodman on how a “perfect storm” has left often-misunderstood patients in the lurch.
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    Ron DeSantis’s Ex-Pollster on Where He’s Going WrongVeteran GOP strategist Whit Ayres thinks the Florida governor’s Trump imitation has its limits.
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    Should Children Vote, Sit on Juries, and Serve in Office?A law professor’s radical case for rethinking American democracy.
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    Barney Frank Talks More About the Surprise Shuttering of Signature Bank“I was sort of vindicated — they have not argued that we were insolvent,” says the author of the Dodd-Frank Act.
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    Can Israeli Democracy Survive Netanyahu’s Power Grab?Law professor Yuval Shany on how the country’s judicial crisis is weakening its place in the world.
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    America’s Foremost Tipping Expert Hates the TouchscreensMichael Lynn on the proliferation of a deep-seated American custom.
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    Could Alec Baldwin Really Go to Prison for the Rust Killing?Defense attorney Joshua Ritter on why prosecutors have a tough path to conviction.
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    Why Can’t Russia Figure Out How to Win?Military analyst Michael Kofman on the state of the war in Ukraine after one year.
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    The Week That Might Change UFO HistoryAlien skeptic Mick West considers how the four surveillance devices shot down could change public perception of the extraterrestrial debate.
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    Does China’s Spy Balloon Mean We’re in a New Cold War?Analyst Robert Daly on how tit-for-tat provocations could lead to catastrophe.
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    What Fresh Hell Is the New Bird-Flu Outbreak?Epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina on how to think about the virus’s recent worrying trajectory.
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    Should a 13-Year-Old Have Bariatric Surgery?Sandra Hassink on what the new pediatric obesity guidelines she co-wrote do and don’t say.
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    What Could a Chinese Spy Balloon Over the U.S. Do, Exactly?Arms-control expert Jeffrey Lewis examines whether the Chinese spy ship over the West is an accident or a geopolitical middle finger.
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    What It Takes to Give Abortion Seekers (Actually Good) Advice OnlineThe Online Abortion Resource Squad’s Ariella Messing on fighting disinformation in a post-Roe world.
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    How an 18-Year-Old Got His Crossword Puzzle Into the Sunday TimesHigh-school senior Garrett Chalfin on winning over the editors — and the jocks at summer camp — with wordplay.
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    Why the College Rankings Are Getting Less and Less RelevantFormer college president and longtime rankings critic Colin Diver on U.S. News & World Report’s moment of reckoning.
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    A Democrat Fears Hochul Is Threatening a ‘Constitutional Crisis’Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal on the Hector LaSalle debacle and Hochul’s threat to Albany.
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    Will It Ever Snow in New York City Again?Talking with New York Metro Weather’s John Homenuk about our long meteorological dry spell.
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    Is the New Alzheimer’s Drug a Serious Breakthrough?Nobel laureate Thomas C. Südhof on how the benefits and limits of Lecanemab have changed his understanding of the disease.
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    C-Span’s Editorial Director on the Network’s Biggest Week EverBen O’Connell says “a deep bench of pros” is responsible for this week’s unusual, riveting footage from the House.
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    What It’s Like in China As Everyone Gets COVIDDarin Friedrichs, a market analyst based out of Shanghai, on daily life amid a chaotic policy shift.
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    Does Putin Even Have a Strategy in Ukraine Anymore?Russian military expert Dara Massicot discusses Vladimir Putin’s plodding war.
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    What’s Next for Viktor Bout, According to His LawyerSteve Zissou predicts the notorious arms dealer will now lead a “quiet existence.”
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    A Crisis-PR Veteran on Sam Bankman-Fried’s Odd Media StrategyEric Dezenhall thinks the explanation for SBF’s behavior is pretty straightforward.
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    How Frighteningly Strong Meth Has Supercharged HomelessnessJournalist Sam Quinones on the radically transformed picture of drug addiction in America.
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    Why Tom Bonier Knew There Would Be No Red WaveMonths ago, the Democratic strategist said this time the midterms would be different because of the backlash to Dobbs. Here’s what he’s learned since.
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    Donald Trump’s Gift to DemocratsCook Political Report’s Amy Walter on the ex-president’s pivotal role in an unusual midterm.
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    John Fetterman’s Team on How the Stroke Changed His CampaignSenior adviser Rebecca Katz on the health crisis, the controversy, and how they turned a purple state blue on Election Day.
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    How Democrats Beat Back the GOP on Crime and InflationVeteran pollster Stan Greenberg thinks some candidates addressed the issues smartly — but that Joe Biden is out of touch.
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    Why Won’t Katie Hobbs Fight Back Harder Against Kari Lake?Arizona political reporter Brahm Resnik on the dangers of “the Trumpiest ticket in the country.”
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    Why Is the Fetterman-Oz Race So Freaking Close?Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer on the enormous stakes of Pennsylvania’s midterms.
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    Did Stacey Abrams Pick the Wrong Year?The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Greg Bluestein on what’s happening in Georgia a week before the midterms.
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    Nevada’s Political Oracle on the State’s Crucial MidtermsJon Ralston thinks early voting numbers so far give Democrats reason to be optimistic.
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    ‘A Category 2 or 3 Hurricane Headed Democrats’ Way’Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman on whether he’s seen enough to predict a red wave in November.
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    Will America’s Most Pilloried Pollster Get It Right Again?A conversation with Trafalgar Group founder Robert Cahaly about his unorthodox methods and the state of the midterms.
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    What If Putin Actually Uses Nuclear Weapons on Ukraine?Talking with RAND policy researcher Edward Geist about what a Russian strike might look like.
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    How There Will Be Blood Explains the Crumbling Global EconomyThink inflation is bad here? Brent Johnson predicted the global financial crisis we’re in, and he thinks it’s going to get much worse.
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    The Surge That Could Save DemocratsTom Bonier makes the case that women are registering to vote in a fury after Dobbs and have the potential to reshape the midterms.
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    Will the Metaverse Really Transform Our Lives?Venture capitalist Matthew Ball on the virtual worlds that may define the future.
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    Is the Fed’s Cure for Inflation Worse Than the Disease?Economic analyst Ryan Sweet on the tricky balance Jerome Powell is trying to strike and how Europe’s woes could spread to America.
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    What Would a Ukraine Victory Look Like?Speaking with Professor Nikolas Gvosdev about the new shape of the war, and whether a desperate Putin is more dangerous.
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    Roger Maris’s Son Is Rooting for Aaron JudgeKevin Maris believes 61 is still the real home-run record, and he has some thoughts about Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds.
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    How Europe Stumbled Into an Energy CatastropheThe commodities specialist and popular Twitter commentator known as Doomberg believes the continent’s leaders have epically mishandled Putin.
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