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"Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" is from the May 29, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Alain De Botton and narrated by Kristi Burns.
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We face instead a set of conventional, intractable systemic failures.
The July/August 2016 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
It's the summer of Margot Robbie! Listen to how the sexy femme fatale from The Wolf of Wall Street became the new queen of blockbusters.
In this issue: "Trump vs. 'Trump'" by Mark Singer; "Trump Days" by George Saunders; "Cool Runnings" by Adam Gopnik; "Empathy for the Devil" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Family Ties" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Across the Divide" by Jelani Cobb; "Trump's Boswell Speaks" by Jane Mayer; "Captain of Her Soul" by Rachel Aviv; "Counting Sheeple" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Funny Women" by Anthony Lane.
The July 11, 2016 issue of National Review.
"It’s Official: There Never Was a ‘War on Cops’" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christopher Ingraham and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
"Fine Taleb, but repeats some themes in other books"
At what point does an extremist become a violent extremist? As the world - wakened by the recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, Paris, and now in California and London, too - struggles to defeat the Islamic State (also called ISIS), the answer is more important than ever.
Obama's signature international economic initiative is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but bipartisan majorities of both houses of Congress have insisted that the TPP forcefully address the manipulation of exchange rates. Here's how to resolve this dilemma.
"What Happened When a Non-Profit Invited Everybody in Town to a Thanksgiving Meal" is from the Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mitra Malek and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Nonprofit Work after Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay" is from the June 24, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Christopher Farrell and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"David Bowie and Alan Rickman Shared This One Profoundly Simple Gift" is from the Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Cavna and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Presidential Election in Peru Appears Headed toward Runoff" is from the April 11, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Andrea Zarate and Nicholas Casey and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
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The August 1, 2016 issue of National Review.
As political figures, the Clintons are insignificant. They can win elections, but not lead movements - witness the sad spectacle of Hillary running on many issues that are direct repudiations of Bill’s positions. But as grifters, they are truly world-class. In comparison with the Clintons, Donald Trump is a mere piker in the corruption game. The media obsess about Trump’s vulgarity and obviousness while turning a blind eye to the subtler but far more disturbing corruption of the Clintons.
Hillary Clinton is the standard-bearer of a party coalition explicitly constructed to deny her access to the office she now seeks as its leader. She has become the face of the very amalgamation of groups that eight years ago handed her the worst defeat of her career. At the same time, a significant portion of her former support has forsaken her party and turned against her personally with bristling hostility.
The news of the past several weeks has provided a reminder of the wisdom of proposals for mandatory body-cams: Bill Clinton may very well soon be wandering around the White House without adequate supervision, and somebody, somewhere, is going to need to keep an eye on him.
Many veteran Republican foreign-policy hands have expressed alarm at the prospect of a President Donald Trump. Some, including leading “realists” such as Brent Scowcroft and “neoconservatives” such as Robert Kagan and Max Boot, have gone so far as to say they’d vote for Hillary Clinton. Others, including Mitt Romney, have more subtly suggested that she’d be the lesser of two evils. They should look closer at her record.
Hillary Clinton should be impeached. Today. In early July, in a performance as legally baffling as it was politically predictable, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey recommended against a felony prosecution of the former secretary of state and certain Democratic presidential nominee. The recommendation was gratuitous: It is the FBI’s function to investigate crimes; the Justice Department alone exercises charging discretion.
Most presidents, before and after holding office, are offered multifarious opportunities to get rich, most of them unimaginable to Americans without access to influential and wealthy concerns. But none have so flagrantly circumvented laws and ethical norms as have Bill and Hillary Clinton, a tandem who in little more than a decade went from self-described financial want to a net worth likely over $100 million, or even $150 million.
During the Obama years, liberalism became more aggressive in its support of abortion. Hillary Clinton’s campaign reflects this new attitude. If she is elected, her administration is likely to reach a new extreme in the depth of its commitment to keeping abortion legal, expanding subsidies for it, and insulating these policies from democratic review.
"Coalitions of interest are often stronger than coalitions of values.” So observed Alex McCobin, the co-founder of Students for Liberty, whom I recently found myself chatting with on a ranch in the hill country of central Texas. Alex’s remark got me thinking about how partisan Democrats approach public policy, and why they’ve been so successful at expanding government over the past 80 years.