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The U.S. government has enlisted powerful informants in the past without difficulty. Here's why.
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Elites have always used a climate of fear to push their own agendas.
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A decade ago, few Americans were interested in the risks dissidents face. Trump has changed that.
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The Minnesota senator has emerged from the shadows to make life hell for Republicans. Now he should do the same to Trump.
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The uproar over Milo Yiannopolous’s book exposes the tensions between the industry’s purported ideals and the profit motive.
Sheila Rowbotham's biography of six men and women who changed history.
America's most unpredictable president has come to power just as the liberal world order is giving way.
For writers, revealing how much you make is a radical act.