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A significant portion of the NFL’s fan base has reacted negatively to the national anthem protests of the past year. The responses tend to follow a pattern: The stadium is no place for political protest....

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Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To many, it looks like the constant...

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President Donald Trump heralded his new tax plan as relief for the middle class, revenue-neutral and a “middle-class miracle.” Yet the proposal, announced on Sept. 27, does none of these things. Instead,...

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Editor’s Note: On Friday, Sept. 29, “Third Rail with OZY” will discuss freedom of speech in the United States. These stories from The Conversation archive explore what speech is protected, what...

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There may be no bigger question than whether we are alone in our solar system. As our spacecraft find new clues about the presence of liquid water now or in the past on Mars, the possibility of some kind...

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For observers concerned about a resurgence of the far right, the AfD’s showing in Germany’s election raised alarm. The anti-European Union, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Alternative für Deutschland...

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President Donald Trump and GOP leaders just released a plan to significantly change the taxation of individuals and businesses in what would be the biggest overhaul of the tax code in decades. Among...

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One of the biggest issues surrounding flooding after natural disasters is mold, a problem that can stay with a structure long after floodwaters have receded. Considering that over 17 percent of homes...

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Editor’s note: On April 26, 2017, President Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review 27 national monuments that had been created or expanded since 1996 and exceeded 100,000 acres in size....

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With the academic year entering full swing, I find myself concerned about the quality of my female colleagues’ lives as they face a mountain of what is known as “service work” in addition to their...