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  1. 2020 hindsight
    David Shor on Why Trump Was Good for the GOP — and How Dems Can Win in 2022The data scientist shares his latest theories on why Democrats lost Hispanic support in 2020 and what the party must do to avoid disaster in 2022.
  2. global politics
    Only the Left Can Save Globalization NowTo restore shared prosperity and avert a new cold war, progressives must disavow protectionism and make globalism great again.
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    Marjorie Taylor Greene Is the ‘Worst Enemy’ for Her CausesA long talk with John Cowan, the Republican neurosurgeon who Greene defeated in the 2020 GOP primary for Georgia’s 14th congressional district.
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    Is the GameStop Horde a Mob or a Movement?Sinan Aral mostly predicted the Reddit-fueled meltdown on Wall Street this week — and he sees parallels to the Capitol riot.
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    How Rapid Antigen Tests Could (In Theory) Quash the Pandemic Within Weeks“We have this academic precision, and it’s really screwing us up in terms of being able to act with the urgency we need,” says Harvard’s Michael Mina.
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    Michael Cohen on How ‘Monster’ Trump Will Undermine BidenThe onetime fixer, now out of prison, breaks down his ex-boss’s postelection tantrum.
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    CNN’s John King: ‘I’m Addicted’ to the Magic WallHis other habit during a very long Election Week? “My doctor’s probably gonna kill me, but I have a pot of coffee.”
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    Scott Galloway on the Antitrust Case Against GoogleThe case is sure to take years, but the ramifications for Silicon Valley — and the country in general — may be huge.
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    How to Restore the Justice Department After Trump Leaves OfficeConstitutional-law expert Mark Tushnet on his call for a bipartisan commission to investigate the many ways the DOJ shattered norms under Trump.
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    A Bioethicist on Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Plan“You’ve got to imagine that COVID patients are going to be clamoring to get access to Regeneron.”
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    Trump Is on Steroids. How Worried Should We Be?The president was given dexamethasone to treat COVID-19. A leading expert breaks down what it means for his health, both physical and mental.
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    Bill Gates on the Pandemic: ‘You Hope It Doesn’t Stretch Past 2022.’The philanthropist shares his thoughts about COVID-19 vaccines, America’s failures, and when we can expect real global relief.
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    What’s the Matter With Populism? Nothing.Historian Thomas Frank wants to reclaim real American populism from both liberal detractors and conservative pretenders.
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    A Historian of Economic Crisis on the World After COVID-19A leading expert on financial crises explains how the pandemic is upending economic orthodoxy and raising the stakes of the 2020 election.
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    David Shor’s Unified Theory of American PoliticsA socialist data scientist (and supposed cancel-culture victim) details all he learned from eight years at the apex of Democratic consulting.
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    Anthony Fauci’s Boss on Why Things Could Be Much Better SoonNIH Director Francis Collins says he’s “guardedly optimistic” we’ll have at least one safe and effective vaccine by the end of the year.
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    Lessons From the ACT UP Era, for Today’s Protesters“We talked about safer sex in the ’80s, and now we have to talk about safer living.”
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    Brooklyn President and Former NYPDer Eric Adams on the Police and the Protests“When they do something wrong, the mayor has to have zero tolerance of it.”
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    We’ll Need Mass Debt Forgiveness to Recover From the CoronavirusEconomist James Galbraith argues that a debt jubilee is a “practical necessity” for reestablishing a functioning economic system.
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    This Is What It’s Like to Watch Live, Professional Baseball Right NowA conversation with Lotte Giants staffer Sung Min Kim.
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    Expert Explainer: What the Trump Administration Doesn’t Get About VaccinesDr. Peter Hotez on herd-immunity risks, children and COVID-19, and the White House’s wishful thinking.
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    Why Humanity Will Probably Botch the Next Pandemic, TooA conversation with Mike Davis, author of 2005’s The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu, about nationalism, capitalism, and COVID-19.
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    Expert Explainer: Why Talk of a Fall Vaccine Is ‘Irresponsible’Dr. Peter Hotez believes that a rushed medical process could play into anti-vaxxers’ hands.
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    Expert Explainer: Remdesivir, Vaccine Odds, and NYC Herd Immunity“The thing I’m really holding out for is a whole other class of drugs,” says Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston University.
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    Why the U.S. Coronavirus Crisis Is More Trump’s Fault Than the WHO or ChinaA leading critic of Trump’s coronavirus response explains why offshoring blame for the U.S. outbreak just underlines the president’s failure.
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    What to Expect From the Race to Develop Coronavirus VaccinesDr. Peter Hotez explains the potential timeline for a coronavirus vaccine and shares his thoughts on chloroquine, remdesivir, and biotech bluster.
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    ‘PTSD Waiting to Happen’: Bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel on Coronavirus Triage“We thought we were so rich, we thought the system was so well resourced we wouldn’t have to make those choices.”
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    A Leading Silicon Valley Investor Talks Coronavirus Fears and Solutions“This is not the time for dithering,” says the Silicon Valley investor and NBA-team owner.
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    Matthew Broderick’s Sister Recounts Near-Death Coronavirus ExperienceReverend Janet Broderick says her religious beliefs and training helped her get through the worst.
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    A Conversation With Pete Buttigieg, Who’s Stuck at Home Like Everyone ElseThe erstwhile Democratic contender, now bearded, is trying to figure out his new role in the middle of a pandemic.
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    Is ‘Viral Load’ Why Some People Get a Mild Case of COVID-19?A medical biologist on why the coronavirus might leave some hospitalized and others unaffected.
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    The NYC Council Speaker on ‘Frightening’ Weeks Ahead and What the City Needs Now“I don’t think New Yorkers are psychologically prepared for what’s about to happen,” Corey Johnson tells Kara Swisher.
  33. coronavirus
    ‘We’re Flying Blind’: Why Testing for Coronavirus Antibodies Will MatterInfectious-disease reporter Laurie Garrett shares her thoughts on PPE supply chains, COVID-19 reinfection fears, and the limits of current testing.
  34. recode decode
    Andrew Yang on How Americans Will Likely Be Getting $1,000 Monthly Checks Soon“I think the stimulus packages are on the right track. If anything, I would go bigger,” he tells Kara Swisher.
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    So There’s a Locust Plague Too?A U.N. locust forecaster explains the massive upsurge in desert locusts from the Horn of Africa to Pakistan — a distance of over 2,000 miles.
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    Obama’s Ebola Czar on How Trump Has Bungled Coronavirus Response“Everything the president’s said has been wrong, and that has two real-world consequences, aside from our standard, Oh, Trump lies.”
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    Jorge Ramos Talks to Kara Swisher About 2020 and Latino Trump VotersThe Univision anchor takes questions about the Univision sale, Bernie Sanders’s Cuba comments, and Latino Trump voters feeling “vindicated.”
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    Is NYC Prepared for Coronavirus?Talking with public-health expert Syra Madad about the seeming inevitability of its arrival — and how hospital “secret shoppers” can help.
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    American on Quarantined Cruise Describes Moment Wife Diagnosed With Coronavirus“We got a knock on the door. And there were three Japanese officials and an interpreter that told my wife that she had tested positive.”
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    Why Video Game Workers Need a Union: a Q&A with Emma KinemaEmma Kinema of the CWA’s new initiative to organize workers in video games and tech explains why new-economy workers need a union too.
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    Ben Smith on What He’ll Bring to the New York TimesThe BuzzFeed News head will soon take over the media column made famous by David Carr.
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    Long-Shot GOP Candidate Joe Walsh on His New Book and His Plan to Beat Trump“I did this because some Republican needs to be calling Trump unfit everyday.”
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    Lauren Michele Jackson on the Inherent Blackness of Meme CultureIn her new book, Jackson writes about how meme culture relies on black users to push boundaries and innovate.
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    Star Citizen Creator Chris Roberts on the Future of GamingThe ambitious, perpetually delayed space adventure wants to be an enormous, meticulously detailed world.
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    What the Hell Is Happening in Lebanon? 4 Protesters on Why They Are Rebelling“I’d watch politicians fight with each other on TV, then drop them off at nice restaurants and see them drink and laugh together.”
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    What the Hell Is Going on in Chile? A Protester Explains.With 20 people dead and the military in the streets, South America’s wealthiest nation grapples with extreme inequality — and it’s own history.
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    How Giving Trump the Finger Helped One Woman Win Her ElectionJuli Briskman explains why she flipped off Trump in 2017 and how she turned her viral moment into a chance to make real change.
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    Danielle Citron on Deepfakes and the Katie Hill ScandalThe recent Genius Grant winner has been studying online harassment for years, well before it became mainstream news.
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    ‘Trump’s Lying Has Ruptured the Space-Time Continuum’: Steve Schmidt on 2020Former GOP operative and current MSNBC pundit Steve Schmidt is nervous: “I think in America a sociopath will beat a socialist seven days a week.”
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    Author Tom Mueller on the ‘Minefield’ Facing the Trump-Ukraine Whistle-blower“If you don’t get the right path, you may blow up,” says Mueller, who argues in his new book that we’re living in a golden age of whistle-blowing.
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