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Let's All Move to Norway

Jeff Berger —

Last January Donald Trump tweeted that immigrants to America should not be allowed to come from “shithole countries” like Haiti and nations in Africa. 2,615 more words

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Me Hate You

Another day, another mass shooting. Another day, another sexual abuse scandal. Another day, another corruption scandal. Another day, another random outrage.

As much as we try to avert our eyes and focus on feel-good stories and videos of adorably cavorting puppies, it is sometimes difficult to avoid the frightening suspicion that a great many facets of our society are breaking down and raining catastrophe upon our heads. 994 more words

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The End of the Two-Party System - by David Brooks - NYT

In the first half of the 1990s, I worked in Europe for The Wall Street Journal. I covered nothing but good news: the reunification of Germany, the liberation of Central Europe, the fall of the Soviet Union, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the Oslo peace process in the Middle East.

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David Lindsay

Partisan Politics By The Numbers

One of the pleasures of being a sports fan has always been the statistics that seem to explain what is happening on the field—and what is likely to happen next. 864 more words

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So It's a Collectable?

“The only value of a collectable is what you can get somebody else to pay for it” — The 135th Ferangi Rule of Acquisition

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How Nations Recover - by David Brooks - NYT

“Recently I’ve been looking for examples of national comebacks — nations that were plagued by turmoil, inequality and polarization, but that managed to get their act together and emerge stronger than before.

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Base Rule for Economics

“Money is never made. It is merely won or lost.” — The 104th Ferangi Rule of Acquisition

This rule has the same meaning as the old-fashioned phrase, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”

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