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A goldfish.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

America's hyperbole habit is the worst thing ever

The risk and roots of our nonstop panic and alarm
Our economy is a group project
America.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Our economy is a group project

An excerpt from 'How Are You Going to Pay for That?: Smart Answers to the Dumbest Question in Politics'
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The Gilded Age.
Samuel Goldman

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Julian Fellowes' new show should be the peak of peak TV. Instead it's 'Mean Girls' with corsets.
The risk of weaponizing the disqualification clause
Donald Trump and Madison Cawthorn.
Rick Henderson

The risk of weaponizing the disqualification clause

Activists want to ban lawmakers involved in the Jan. 6 riot from office. That would be a huge mistake

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Neil Young demands Spotify pull music over Rogan's 'fake' vaccine information
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Neil Young demands Spotify pull music over Rogan's 'fake' vaccine information

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U.K. police say they are now investigating Downing Street lockdown parties
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Daily Briefing

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U.S. puts 8,500 troops on 'heightened alert' in Ukraine crisis

Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying Times defamation trial
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Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID, delaying Times defamation trial

Judges grant prosecutor special grand jury to investigate Trump election efforts
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Judges grant prosecutor special grand jury to investigate Trump election efforts

U.S. stocks bounced back from early Monday plunge, but volatility continues
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The pointless timidity of the Jan. 6 committee
Liz Cheney and Newt Gingrich.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

The pointless timidity of the Jan. 6 committee

America the brittle
A FEMA worker.
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America the brittle

How Joe Biden will determine Republican foreign policy
President Biden.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

How Joe Biden will determine Republican foreign policy

The perils of punishing Manchin and Sinema
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
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The perils of punishing Manchin and Sinema

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The daily gossip

24 January 2022
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Javier Bardem jumped out of a cake in drag on Daniel Craig's birthday

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' fires star after investigation into his conduct
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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' fires star after investigation into his conduct

Evan Rachel Wood alleges Marilyn Manson raped her on music video set
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Evan Rachel Wood alleges Marilyn Manson raped her on music video set

Taylor Swift rips Damon Albarn for claiming she doesn't write her songs
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Taylor Swift rips Damon Albarn for claiming she doesn't write her songs

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Bernardine Evaristo.
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Bernardine Evaristo recommends 6 books on being Black and British

The week's best photojournalism
Fire and horses.
Photos

The week's best photojournalism

The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol
Death.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol

2 new books tackle our not-so-distant futures
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15 TV shows to watch in 2022

11 albums to stream and anticipate in early 2022
A record player.
Brigid Kennedy

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15 movies to watch in 2022
2022 movies.
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15 movies to watch in 2022

Business Briefing

25 January 2022
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U.S. stocks bounced back from early Monday plunge, but volatility continues

Ford stops taking orders for Maverick pickups, citing high demand
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Ford stops taking orders for Maverick pickups, citing high demand

Biden administration's free N95 masks begin arriving at pharmacies
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Biden administration's free N95 masks begin arriving at pharmacies

Fed leaders head into 2-day meeting expected to signal March rate hike
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Fed leaders head into 2-day meeting expected to signal March rate hike

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Bobby Kotick.
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Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bailout

The weirdest economy in decades
The economy.
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Inflation is now a real, serious threat to Biden
President Biden.
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Inflation is now a real, serious threat to Biden

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Aaron Rodgers
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Senate candidate J.D. Vance says 'our country's kind of a joke'
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New Zealand prime minister cancels wedding as country locks down
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Florida advances ban on making white people feel 'discomfort' over past racism
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Anti-mandate protest reportedly set for D.C. on Sunday
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Anti-mandate protest reportedly set for D.C. on Sunday

The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol
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The coronavirus vaccines are safer than aspirin or Tylenol

Russian threat complicates Olympics for Ukrainian athletes
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