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November 16, 2015 Issue
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Long-Acting Contraception Makes Teen Pregnancy Rates Plummet. So Why Are Some Women Still Skeptical?
The history of birth control in America is littered with instances of coercion. Reproductive-justice advocates don’t want to see that happen again.
Think We Can’t Stabilize the Climate While Fostering Growth? Think Again.
Long-term investments in clean energy would curb emissions and create millions of jobs around the globe.
How Companies Make Women Less Ambitious Over Time
First you lean in, then you give up.
The One Thing This Immigration Reporter Never Wants to Hear Again
Meet Julianne Hing.
The Benghazi Hearing Was a Waste of Time. These Congressional Hearings Wouldn’t Be.
From drone strikes to Exxon’s climate coverup—Congress has no shortage of worthy subjects to investigate.
How Bernie Sanders Should Talk About Democratic Socialism
Instead of looking to Europe, Sanders could evoke the rich heritage of American radicalism.
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The Trouble With Jeremy Corbyn’s Mainstream Revolution
His supporters are, as yet, anything but socialist zealots—and that’s gonna be a problem.
Meet Paul Ryan, Media Darling. He’s Sensible, Serious, and Totally Made-Up.
Fawning portrayals of the new House speaker insist he’s the Republicans’ savior. He’s not.
Books and the Arts
Modernist Poetry in a Crowdsourcing Age
Jorie Graham resists classic pleasures like closure, a concept anathema to the poet and her country.
It’s an Old Trope, but How Well Does the Factory Model Explain Pop Music?
A new book about the music industry misses the fact that we’ve already entered the post-industrial age.
Imperialism With an Internationalist Face
In her masterful new study of the League of Nations, Susan Pedersen shows how the organization helped prolong the era of colonialism.
Is Complicity Now the Entry Fee for Critique?
A new app brings clarity to an old situation: the collaboration between journalism and capitalism.
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Letters From the November 16, 2015, Issue
For the love of Bernie… when loco parentis is loco… in defense of the pope… fetal distraction…
Puzzle No. 3379
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto