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A Reporter Inside Romneycare, Mental Illness Outside the Brain, and How We Imagine Jesus: Today’s TNR Reader

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy!

Scientists have categorized psychiatric illnesses as brain disorders since the '90s. So what has changed? 

Wilson Quarterly  | 16 min (4,042 words)

The law Romney won’t talk about: How Romneycare transformed Massachusetts. 

Esquire | 22 min (5,574 words)

Peter Kaplan is the last romantic of the New York media scene. Nathan Heller on Kaplan's cranky wisdom.

The New Republic | 23 min (5,627 words)

The Color of Christ: Why is the image of Jesus in American culture always evolving? 

Chronicle of Higher Education | 14 min (3,576 words)