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We're Coming For Them

A study in building spaceships.

"Mostly, the spaceship builders did not come out of their trailers or houses, though our local guides claimed they didn't mind the occasional tour. They were so serious they could not see that others might laugh. Some of their grounds looked measured and neat; some were spilling over or scraped to dust. Most were single, a few married, some widowed or divorced. The married ones interested us most—what sorts of agreements had they come to? were the ships built for two?"

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Mailman at 72 With America’s Longest Route

On the job with America’s senior citizen letter carriers.

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In Nothing We Trust

The infuriating tale of Muncie, Indiana: When public institutions fail.

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Bill Clinton: Someone We Can All Agree On

An interview with the former president about the upcoming election and American consensus.