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Can states’ rights save us from a second civil war?
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Taxpayers pick up the tab for police brutality
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Does likability still matter in politics?
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Chance that a homeless-shelter resident in a major U.S. city holds a full- or part-time job:

1 in 5

Turkey hunting was deemed most dangerous for hunters, though deer hunting is more deadly.

The unresolved midterms; Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III replaced; the debut of the world’s first AI television anchor

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Weekly Review — November 13, 2018, 3:45 pm

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The unresolved midterms; Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III replaced; the debut of the world’s first AI television anchor

Art, Monday Gallery — November 12, 2018, 1:36 pm

“Japan, 2017,” a photograph by Géraldine Lay, whose work was on view over the weekend at Paris Photo.

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The Tragedy of Ted Cruz

Is any victory great enough for the man we all love to hate?

Weekly Review — November 6, 2018, 1:08 pm

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Pittsburgh protesters forced Trump’s motorcade to take a detour; “Whitey” Bulger murdered in prison; Kentucky Fried Chicken paid the family of a child named after Colonel Sanders

Art, Monday Gallery — November 5, 2018, 12:27 pm

Bingo Beethoven and Promenade, collages by John Ashbery, whose work is on view this week at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, in New York City.

© The Estate of John Ashbery. Courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City

Publisher's Note — November 3, 2018, 12:02 am

All Bets Are Off

“I recommend neither the assertions of journalists and pollsters nor big headlines about terror attacks, murders, or caravans of desperate people as a basis for predicting the outcome of the midterm elections.”

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