The New Republic

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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.

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Hello, My Name Is Stephen Glass, and I’m Sorry

Sixteen years after he was exposed as the most fraudulent journalist of his generation, Stephen Glass is confronted by an old friend.

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My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord

Inside the stronghold of Commander Pigeon, “collector of lost and exiled men.”

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Louisiana Is Disappearing Into the Sea

“Since 1932, the Gulf of Mexico has swallowed 2,300 square miles of the state’s wetlands, an area larger than Delaware. If no action is taken, the missing Delaware will become a missing Connecticut, and then a missing Vermont.”