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These three hidden factors made it easier to be skinny in the 1980s. @olgahkhazan  explains in the latest from The Idea File.

On Taylor Swift's "Lover," romance is both heaven and hell—and it’s resulting in some of the most intriguing lyrics of her career, @skornhaber  writes:

The president claims to have told the VA to order a ketamine nasal spray to address suicide among veterans. The drug has undergone minimal testing and is approved for use only in dire scenarios, writes @jameshamblin :

President Trump canceled his visit to Denmark over his failed attempt to buy Greenland. Danes are reacting with bewilderment, anger, and humor, @LisaAbend  reports:

"The greatest trick the president and elites who support him ever pulled was convincing a large swath of the American public that they aren’t members of the ruling class," argues @conor64 :

"If you’ve read op-eds about free speech in America, you’ve almost certainly encountered empty, misleading, or simply false tropes about the First Amendment," argues @Popehat . "Those tired tropes are barriers to serious discussions about free speech."

Donald Trump accuses Democrats of socialism, but he keeps demonstrating his yearning for the authoritarian powers of a command economy, writes @GrahamDavidA :

Books by Toni Morrison, Emily Danforth, and John Green make up a new back-to-school reading list, in #TheAtlanticBooksBriefing :

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A man coughed up a giant blood clot in the exact shape of the critical airway it had been blocking. Doctors aren't sure how it came out in one piece, writes :

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Here's Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kanye West championing a kind of freedom—"a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant"—in the age of Donald Trump.

1/ In our latest cover story, @fivefifths  investigates the war waged by deed of title that dispossessed black agricultural landowners of millions of acres.

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"Not in my memory has a sitting attorney general more diminished the credibility of his department on any subject." on the performance of Bill Barr:

"If the president’s closest advisers believe that he is morally and intellectually unfit for his high office, they have a duty to do their utmost to remove him from it, by the lawful means at hand," writes

Being a fan of the K-pop group BTS means becoming familiar with the many prejudices and hierarchies of taste that belittle the thing you love—and then deciding that none of it has any real power over you, @lenikacruz  writes

The “Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer has been trailed by accusations of sexual misconduct for 20 years. Here, his alleged victims tell their stories. and report:

"The apparent spark for the worst anti-Semitic massacre in American history was a racist hoax inflamed by a U.S. president seeking to help his party win a midterm election," writes :

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