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The Crash That Failed

Robert Kuttner

You Old Dog!

Laura Kipnis

‘This Is a Reality, Not a Threat’

Christopher Clark

Writing as Fast as Reality

Yasmine El Rashidi

The Sins of Celibacy

Alexander Stille

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The Other Constitutions

John Paul Stevens In a law review article published over forty years ago, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan argued that state constitutions are a “font of individual liberties” and that their protections, in matters like search and seizures and the right to a jury trial, often extend beyond the protections of federal law. In 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law, Jeffrey Sutton, a well-respected judge who sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, endorses Brennan’s thesis and provides four examples in which state constitutional protections were or are more robust than federal ones. These examples demonstrate that the law may be best served if proponents of a new or expanded right give priority to a claim based on their state constitution, and that state judiciaries can set an example for the federal judiciary. More 

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MLK: What We Lost
Annette Gordon-Reed Figures like Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks have now become “safe” in ways they never were when they were operating at the height of their powers.
The Concrete Jungle
David Quammen Evolution is still happening, sometimes briskly, and in response to the single greatest agent of environmental change on the planet: us.

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The Autocracy App
Jacob Weisberg The growing consensus is that Facebook’s power needs checking. Fewer agree on what its greatest harms are—and still fewer on what to do about them.

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Aquarius Rising
Jackson Lears Revisiting the religious dimensions of 1960s protest allows for the recovery of a forgotten and necessary part of our past.

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