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Poverty is not a Culture

Sendhil Mullainathan had studied poverty for years, and something haunted him in nearly every study. Born into a small rural village in India, the Harvard behavioral economist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship—commonly known as a “genius grant”—was inherently skeptical of the narrative that the poor somehow deserve their lot due to a lack of discipline.

Wake-Up Call

What does it take to represent voters? Jeanne Dietsch takes us into the unglamorous, necessary work of democracy, of a candidate for local office knocking on doors, learning her community, facing the hard questions.

Insurrection, January 6, 2021

The god of destruction has finally chosen the time to reveal himself in his vast formless Picassian glory. He treads horned and naked through the elegant...

The Sounding Board: The Joy and Pain of Disconnection

Pangyrus presents The Sounding Board. What's The Sounding Board? It's politics writ large—and writ well. The makeup of society, the ways we interact, how...

Interlude: Yemen

It’s Thursday in Old Sana’a, and the call to prayer has yet to rush anyone home. Our motley tourist troupe – Egyptian, Brazilian, Canadian, American...

The Sounding Board: On Patriotism and Veterans Day

Pangyrus presents The Sounding Board. What's The Sounding Board? It's politics writ large—and writ well. The makeup of society, the ways we interact, how...

In the Ruins

"Under a superb, dazzling sun, the devastated city stretches outward like a cemetery without end." Zabel reports on the 1909 massacres in Adana

A Modest Proposal for The Greene New Deal for Education

Marjorie Taylor Greene now represents my home state of Georgia in the U.S. Congress. Unfortunately, radical far-left transgender communists in the Deep State have...