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Addison Gallery Takes Aim at America’s Gun Culture

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A thread through the history of American photography exposes our obsession with guns as both tools and symbols.

Is the President Guilty Until Proven Guiltier? Or Indictable?

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We accepted long ago that the skill sets sought in a president lend themselves to moral lapses and casual corruption.

Safety Is for Cowards

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We must be always mindful that safety is the pursuit of cowards and freedom the privilege of the brave.

Trump’s Perplexing Hair Explained: The Art of the Conceal

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His elaborately styled concoction to conceal an underlying bald spot is an art -- and a metaphor for chronic dishonesty and deception.

The Kids Aren’t All Right, They’re Extraordinary. We’re Not.

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Our failures robbed them of the youth to which they were entitled.

On Erasing One’s Heritage and the Myth of Race in America

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Race is the opposite of what we were always told. It can be distorted to keep people isolated.

The Unbearable Pettiness of the New Nationalism

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No amount of healthcare or job retraining is going to appease someone whose real problem is multiculturalism and a tolerant, liberal society.

Kurt Andersen’s ‘Fantasyland’ Got Me All Worked Up

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In "Fantasyland," Americans are fundamentally kooky believers in anything; sometimes for the good, sometimes not.

All Hail “The Crown” (and the Queen)

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Peter Morgan's Netflix series offers catharsis for uneasy times.

Meghan Markle Is More Than “Descended From Slaves”

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To say that Markle is descended from slaves on her maternal side, solely, is to deny the truth.

Political Theatre Thrives Once More in Brexit-Era London

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British audiences are going where there's political theatre.

Could “I, Daniel Blake” Rekindle the Healthcare Debate?

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The main character in Ken Loach’s latest film, I, Daniel Blake, instantly creates a connection with the audience because his experiences are those that...

“Elite” Is Not a Dirty Word

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Elitism is the only thing that can save the democratic world order.

American Flag Art Has Better Things To Be Than Patriotic

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American flag art is, surprisingly or not, consistent in its negative critique of the US.

At JFK’s Centenary, Historian Steven Watts Views a Mixed Legacy

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"JFK and the Masculine Mystique" looks at how extreme male energy branded the early 1960s.

At Davos & UN, Xi Firms China’s Global-Leader Status

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China's president uses global forums to push cooperation, oppose U.S. hegemony.

The Presidency Is One Thing, But…

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Remember: we have three branches of government. And this one needs your help.

What Does It Mean To Love America?

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"I no longer wish to 'perform' patriotism in order to be palatable to others."

In Election Season, Americans Choose Their Own Adventure

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In literary terms, we're gambling on America’s sequel.
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