The New Republic

86 articles
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Corn Wars

The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?

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At War in the Garden of Eden

Visiting with the Christian fighters defending Iraq’s Nineveh Plains.

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Who Owns the Dead?

Inside the home funeral movement.

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A Liberator, But Never Free

Dave Wilsey was among the American soldiers who liberated Dachau. The letters he left behind complicate the story.

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“Do You Understand That Your Baby Goes Away and Never Comes Back?”

In Arkansas, a small cottage industry of lawyers arranges adoptions of the babies of Marshall Islands immigrants. But are parents only giving up their children based on a cultural misunderstanding?

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The Ghost of Cornel West

The rise and fall of “America’s most exciting black scholar.”

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The Exhibitionist

The controversial owner of the Dallas World Aquarium once nearly caused a riot over pygmy sloths.

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The 'Deaf' Composer Who Fooled a Nation

Mamoru Samuragochi’s story turned out to be too good to be true.

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José Mujica Was Every Liberal's Dream President. He Was Too Good to Be True.

The disappointing tenure of Uruguay’s great lefty hope.

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When Will We Stop Punishing Working Women for Having Babies?

America’s pregnancy leave policies – or lack thereof – continue to bear no relationship to the reality of being pregnant. It’s time for something to give.

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Stop Trying to Save the World

A longtime NGO worker on how big ideas end up hurting international aid.

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Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

How do you start closing the gap between rich and poor? Convince the rich to do it themselves.