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@JaneMayerNYer  reports from Ohio, where the legislative-district maps have been deliberately drawn so that many Republicans effectively cannot lose, all but insuring that the Party has a veto-proof super-majority.

Most of Hungary’s civic institutions—the courts, the universities, the systems for administering elections—have been debilitated, delegitimatized, hollowed out from within. Will America follow in its footsteps?

Evidence suggests that the world should expect one full or partial nuclear-reactor meltdown every six to seven years. If that estimate is plausible, then the worldwide nuclear program is slightly overdue for its next big surprise.

Marion Ettlinger was a master of the authorial portrait. Even a small sample of her subjects reads like selections from the library of a particularly fascinating friend: Truman Capote, Cormac McCarthy, Patricia Highsmith, George Saunders, Francine Prose.

After writing and rewriting his resignation letter in June 2020, Mark Milley, Donald Trump’s handpicked chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, decided not to quit. “Fuck that shit,” he told his staff. “I’ll just fight him.”

Adam Gopnik writes about the horrific attack on Salman Rushdie, who has endured the fatwa placed on him with effortless equanimity, and the importance of upholding our commitment to the liberty of expression.

The effective altruism movement controls around $30 billion in philanthropic resources. Should it prioritize solving present crises, or averting future disaster?

How the singer-rapper-jokester Psy cracked the West with what amounted to a Korean inside joke.

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The evidence is now clear that the White House and Devin Nunes worked together to halt the Russia investigation:

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Before Boris Johnson, the U.K. was rarely cast as a rogue nation breaching its international obligations. Now it is the norm.

An early look at next week's cover, “Welcome to Congress,” by Barry Blitt:

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Take a step back and remember how politically explosive it would have been, a year ago, to know that the Trump campaign was colluding with WikiLeaks. 

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