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There is rage, yes, but also endless disappointment

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Law professor Rosa Brooks on what she learned from five years with the Metropolitan Police

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Lauren Oyler on the Millennial long con of simply being alive

Stephanie Schriock wants women to know they have all the tools they need to run for office

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Librarian networks are trying to get books in the hands of people locked away in prisons and jails

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The author of ‘Angrynomics’ unpacks why the economy has made us pissed off at everything

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In conversation with the author on her new book, ‘Shit, Actually’

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In his new book, Robert Putnam offers lessons from the Progressive Era

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We lose faith when those in power lose touch with reality

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The internet has rebelled against man-bashing on social media — which brings us right back to the woman-bashing status quo

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