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Donald Trump’s presidency has been defined by a central theme: Trump’s belief that ordinary rules and laws do not apply to him. Trump has made clear that he believes it is up to his personal discretion...

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Employment can be a big boost to health, conferring up to 10 extra years of life, but not if you are black or female. In fact, in the United States, employment gives most of its health advantage to white...

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This month, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will join gay pride marches in cities big and small. In many cities, pride marches are controversial. In some – like Moscow – they are...

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Marine Le Pen has gone from potentially being elected the first female president of France to barely keeping her party alive. In early May, Le Pen was one of two candidates to advance to the second round...

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I’m a political science professor living in Georgia’s 6th House district, where Republican Karen Handel eked out a victory of nearly four points over Democrat John Ossoff in a special House election...

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In Massachusetts, a 17-year-old girl named Michelle Carter repeatedly urged her boyfriend, who had a history of mental illness, to kill himself. And then, he did. As Conrad Roy III sat in his truck in...

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People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400...

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Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article first published on June 24, 2015. The shooting in Virginia that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, as well as the shooting in a San Francisco...

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Why did no one who gets paid for their opinion see Britain’s election result coming? Or Brexit? Or the Trump election? Perhaps everyone’s looking and listening in the wrong places. Britain, like everywhere...

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“Bien joué” – or “well played” – was sprawled across a picture of Emmanuel Macron on the cover of the newspaper Libération the day after he won the French Presidential election. And more...