"The only freedom the current proposal protects is freedom of the market. That kind of freedom may be appropriate for buying a new toaster, but it is not appropriate for health care."

U.S. vs. Nordic Health Care

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The simple fact is that American drivers are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas pollution, so having a vehicle fleet that burns less fuel can have an outsize impact on total emissions.

What You Can Do About Climate Change

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Increasingly rare in an age when affection is more often expressed with a kissy-face emoji, actual, hold-in-your-hands love letters are special even to people who weren’t the intended recipients.

The Love Letters of Manly Men

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We are not experiencing anything that resembles Stalinist state terror, but we are living through a period of mental hyperinflation: Ideas, prospects and spectacles go from unimaginable to ordinary in weeks or even days.

Don’t Fight Their Lies With Lies of Your Own

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Donald J. Trump, you sold yourself as the businessman who could shake things up and make Washington work again. Instead, you got worked over by the Republican leadership and the business community, who set you up to do their bidding, writes Maureen Dowd.

Donald, This I Will Tell You

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As the American military is doing its job, Congress is refusing to do its duty. Lawmakers have ducked their constitutional responsibility for making war by not passing legislation authorizing the anti-ISIS fight.

Congress’s Duty in the War With ISIS

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The progress of women’s equality has not exactly been swift in American history.

Pumping Life Into the Equal Rights Amendment

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I have seen enough of life to know that grief will leave its mark. But I have also seen enough of life to know that so, too, will love.

After Great Pain, Where Is God?

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If we stay local and continue to learn from past defeats and recent victories, the movement for a fairer criminal justice system can outlast them and prevail.

Justice Springs Eternal

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We should treat liberal cities the way liberals treat corporate monopolies — not as growth-enhancing assets, but as trusts that concentrate wealth and power and conspire against the public good, writes Ross Douthat.

Break Up the Liberal City

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This email is to let you know we received your application via Job Spotter. Just wanted you to know. We have your résumé. We might also look at it. Apologies if this email got your hopes up.

Thanks for Submitting Your Résumé to This Black Hole

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We are a planning species. We buy fire insurance though most of us will never need it. So I’m keeping my guns nearby, just in case. It’s what feels rational, even if it isn’t. And for one more night, I will go to bed as someone who has not killed another human being.

What Would You Do With an Intruder at the Door?

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Immune to irony, the N.R.A.’s congressional friends have introduced a measure called the Hearing Protection Act, which contends that the sound of gunfire is hard on the ears of gun owners.

Echoes of Gunfire Hurt Tender N.R.A. Ears

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All I know is that living as a chameleon has saved me from permanent sorrow when half the cities I’ve lived in have been attacked by people with my own skin and hair, with my religion of birth, with names that appear in my family.

After London Attack, Living Between Cultures

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While the Trump administration is proposing significantly increased military spending to enhance our national security, it seems to have lost sight of the greatest national security threat of all: our fight against infectious disease.

The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease

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Understanding why and how this woman I knew and loved was swept up in a movement that became synonymous with evil has been, for me, a lifelong question.

I Loved My Grandmother. But She Was a Nazi.

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Outdoor recreation has grown enormously, resulting in an even greater need for thoughtfulness about its ecological footprint. But this expansion also opens up possibilities of more and varied voices for conservation.

On the Rock, Looking Inward and Outward

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Last year TB killed 1.8 million people, regaining its old title as the world’s leading infectious killer of adults. Happy World TB Day, writes Paul Farmer.

Paul Farmer: Humans Aren't Winning the War on TB

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By reinvesting the profits, Donald J. Trump is increasing the value of the hotel and its ability to earn more money in the future. He has a 60-year lease on the building, and not pocketing profits for a few years is hardly a sacrifice.

The Trump Administration Clears Trump’s Washington Hotel

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act was meant to be the first demonstration of the power and effectiveness of a unified Republican government. It has turned out to be a display of incompetence and cruelty.

The TrumpRyanCare Debacle

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