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It’s time to rethink how much power these platforms have given to lawmakers and government agencies

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America rode ironic detachment to the brink. Now, it must regain its good faith.

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Seeking power for its own sake leads to a pecking order, not progress

Women listen to Donald Trump at a campaign rally in November 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


When it comes to injecting partisan politics into the judiciary, Amy Coney Barrett’s rushed confirmation is a whole new level of meddling

The first eight Chief Justices Of The United States Supreme Court. Photo: Encylopedia Britannica / Getty


‘The Office’ used to be a way to self-soothe. Not so in 2020.

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With commercial flights grounded, the well-connected rely on these planes to move their precious cargo — from PPE to gold bullion


The system is becoming increasingly stacked against asylum-seekers

Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump
Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump
Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images


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The firebrand freshman congresswoman spoke to GEN about impeachment, the myth of electability, and working on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign


Everything from furniture selection to the fact that upperclassmen are more likely to have single rooms increases the risk of assault

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From the secret lives of MAGA wives to the rise of Mayor Pete, here are our most unforgettable reads of the year

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Catfished by Jacob Wohl by Lexi Pandell

The Secret Lives of Democratic Women Married to MAGA Men by Michelangelo Signorile

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