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  1. just asking questions
    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.
  3. the sports section
    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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    Is Minoxidil Really a Miracle Cure for Baldness?Speaking with dermatologist Arash Mostaghimi about a blockbuster New York Times article and the difficult science of hair restoration.
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    Could Democrats Really Pull Off a Miracle in November?The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter on 2022’s unusual midterm dynamics.
  7. the city politic
    Mondaire Jones on the Need to Meet Progressive ExpectationsThe congressman talks about switching districts, how Democrats can win the midterms, and why America’s problems go beyond Trump.
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    Liz Holtzman on Why Guts and Expertise Matter More Than AgeThe 81-year-old former congresswoman says she feels called to get back in the fight.
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    ‘You Can’t Play the Cable-News Game in Court’National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss on the seriousness of Trump’s predicament and the unseriousness of his lawyers.
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    Dan Goldman on the Problem With Trump, Republicans, and Members of His Own PartyThe veteran federal prosecutor tries politics.
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    Yuh-Line Niou on Her Especially Personal Run for CongressFrom representation to disability policy, she says there’s a common theme: Courage.
  12. the city politic
    Carlina Rivera on What Democrats Get Wrong About Latino VotersA daughter of the Lower East Side runs to represent the district where she grew up.
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    Will the Inflation Reduction Act Make the Carbon-Capture Business a Reality?A UC Irvine professor considers if the IRA’s proposed incentives could be a breakout moment for the nascent industry of sucking carbon out of the air.
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    Have Scientists Been Wrong About Alzheimer’s for Decades?A talk with Nobel laureate Thomas C. Südhof about a scandal rocking the world of Alzheimer’s research and how conceptions of the disease are changing.
  15. plagued
    BA.5 Shows COVID Is Evolving Fast. Why Aren’t We Fighting Back?A long talk with Dr. Eric Topol about the BA.5 wave, next-gen vaccines, and why it’s long past time for the U.S. to get ahead of the coronavirus.
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    Why Congress Just Joined the Semiconductor Arms RaceAn MIT professor of electrical engineering explains why the Senate just spent over $50 billion to promote semiconductor manufacturing.
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    What on Earth Is China’s COVID Strategy Now?Nancy Qian on why the country is sticking to its quixotic and damaging attempt to stamp out the virus.
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    ‘A Dangerous Level of Groupthink’Larry Summers on America’s inflation problem, the Federal Reserve’s late response, and the likelihood of a recession.
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    Filmmaker Alex Holder Says Trump Was ‘Utterly Irrational’ After January 6The documentarian talks about what he saw before, during, and after the attack on the Capitol while he was embedded with the First Family.
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    Ukraine Is at Its ‘Most Dangerous Point’ of the WarMichael Kofman on Russia’s momentum, how long Putin can weather sanctions, and the trouble with battlefield predictions.
  21. the sports section
    Legendary Rangers Announcer Sam Rosen on the Team’s Incredible Playoff RunThe longtime voice of the team breaks down the Eastern Conference Final, why the Rangers are hitting their stride now, and the calls he nailed.
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    White Christian Nationalism ‘Is a Fundamental Threat to Democracy’A conversation with Philip S. Gorski and Samuel L. Perry about their new book, The Flag and the Cross.
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    Are School Lockdown Drills Doing More Harm Than Good?Jaclyn Schildkraut, a champion of the often-criticized exercises, makes the case for their usefulness.
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    A Different Way to Prevent Mass ShootingsTalking with Mark Follman, whose new book explores how behavioral threat assessment could help a country paralyzed by gun violence.
  25. the money game
    Jason Furman Saw Inflation Coming. Does He See Recession Too?The economist and former Obama adviser shares his thoughts on skyrocketing inflation, what the Fed needs to do, and what might happen next.
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    Kara Swisher on Elon Musk: ‘You Can’t Pin Him Down’Judging the new owner of Twitter by his tweets alone would be a mistake.
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    ‘Russia Is Completely Depoliticized’A sociologist from Moscow explains how the nation learned to deny reality, in Ukraine and at home.
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    Kara Swisher: Disney’s CEO ‘Doesn’t Have Any Mistakes Left’After a lukewarm response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, the House of Mouse is being attacked from all sides.
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    Lessons From Lincoln on Solving Today’s Bitterest ConflictsA talk with author John Avlon on how the 16th president’s strategy for post-war peace can still guide America through crisis, at home and abroad.
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    ‘Just Seize It’: The Push to Quickly Root Out Oligarchs’ U.S. AssetsSenator Sheldon Whitehouse on a new bill that would let wealthy Russians’ hidden property be seized and sold more easily, benefiting Ukrainians.
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    Seriously, the Pandemic Isn’t OverA long conversation with Dr. Abraar Karan about the possibility of a BA.2 wave, how the U.S. is still vulnerable, and what to do with our face masks.
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    ‘The War Never Left’A conversation with Ilya Kaminsky about memory, viral poetry, and the tragedy of Ukraine.
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    Why Have Russian Hackers Been So Quiet?A cybersecurity expert explains why Russia’s vaunted cybercriminals have yet to play a major role in the invasion of Ukraine.
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    Was Ted Cruz Right About Russia?He spent years fighting Putin’s prized pipeline, which Biden allowed to go forward until the war.
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    Lloyd Blankfein on the New Economic Cold WarThe veteran banker watches as the system he helped build turns into a weapon.
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    How Worried Should We Be About the BA.2 Omicron Subvariant?A Harvard medical professor weighs in on the probability of the strain known as BA.2 taking over in the U.S. and why that may not be reason to panic.
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    The Spotify SpinKara Swisher says to focus less on Joe Rogan and more on the company paying him.
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    How the Internet Changed What It Means to Be NormalIn her new book Finding Normal, former New York columnist Alexa Tsoulis-Reay explores the internet’s influence on sexuality and identity.
  39. games
    The Decade That Defined the KnicksTalking with Chris Herring, whose new book looks back at the ugly-great teams of the 1990s.
  40. science
    How to Understand the Powerful Volcanic Eruption Near TongaVolcanologist Jess Phoenix walks us through the science of Saturday’s explosive natural event in the South Pacific and what might happen next.
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    Sam Quinones on the 1 Million American Dead From OpioidsThe best-selling journalist on other epidemic’s new milestone and what got us there.
  42. omicron
    Seriously, Upgrade Your Face MaskOmicron is everywhere. Infectious-disease doctor Abraar Karan explains why it’s long past time to start wearing high-filtration respirators like N95s.
  43. life after warming
    The Return of the Urban FirestormClimate scientist Daniel Swain explains that what happened Thursday in Colorado wasn’t a wildfire, but something potentially much scarier.
  44. omicron variant
    South Africa’s Omicron Wave Looks Like It’s Already Peaking. Why?Virologist Trevor Bedford helps make sense of what is happening with the new variant in South Africa, and what it might mean for other countries.
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    Will America’s ‘Immunity Wall’ Hold Up to Omicron?Dr. Eric Topol on the one factor that could determine how bad things get.
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    A Skeptic’s Case Against Boosting EveryoneDr. Paul Offit, an FDA advisor, explains why he thinks another shot for most people is unnecessary, even with Omicron.
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    Why Dr. Michael Osterholm Says Omicron Will Become Dominant in WeeksAnd it’s time to stop thinking of boosters as a “luxury dose.”
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    The Cautious Case for Omicron OptimismDr. Monica Gandhi says there’s reason to trust preliminary reports of mild illness from the new variant.
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    Drawing Ghislaine MaxwellTalking to courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg about her 40-year-plus career and what it’s like when a defendant illustrates you.
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    She Was D.C.’s Top Crypto Cop. Now She’s Silicon Valley’s Top Crypto Investor.Katie Haun is spreading the Web3 word to everyone from senators to Hollywood stars.
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