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The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea The United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, so there is no embassy in …

James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington On January 22nd, two days after President Trump was inaugurated, he received a memo from his new Secretary …

How Jokes Won the Election Since November 9th, we’ve heard a lot of talk about unreality, and how what’s normal bends when you’re in …

BBQ America’s Most Political Food In February of 2015, Kathleen Purvis, the food editor of the Charlotte Observer, drove to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend …

Imagining a Cashless World A fantastic heist (we like our crimes as smart and magical as dreams) took place some years back, when a …

President Trump’s First Term On the morning of January 20, 2017, the President-elect is to visit Barack Obama at the White House for coffee, …

Hidden City For baseball games, Yankee Stadium seats 50,287. If all the homeless people who now live in New York City used the stadium …

Making a Killing Bars in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia let out at 2 A.M. On the morning of January 17, 2010, two …

Deutsche Bank’s $10-Billion Scandal Almost every weekday between the fall of 2011 and early 2015, a Russian broker named Igor Volkov called the equities …

The Big Uneasy At Oberlin, it started in December, when the temperatures ran high, although the weeping willows and the yellow poplars that had …