First, a geographic perspective. Then, the country's struggle to recognize ways in which it is changing—and might be improving.
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We are in the dark, with blindfolds on. We don't know where we're headed. A new book sheds some light.
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Jan Lodal, a longtime defense and intelligence official, on a crucial provision that deserves far more attention from press, public, and especially…
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Additional tools for thinking globally and acting locally. Plus, they're interesting.
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On arcs, inflection points, and the record of presidents who say things plainly. As Biden has now done.
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A short reading list to make sense of classroom activity and beyond.
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In this line from his famous poem 'Little Gidding,' T.S. Eliot wasn't writing about the Ohio of 2022. But he could have been.
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What you notice from a few thousand feet up.
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On the writing life—past, present, and future. And why I'm continuing to do it here.
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Books, ideas, thoughts, while it's still summer.
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The people pointing the spotlight, have some responsibility for where the spotlight goes.
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The ones you may not have heard about. How they, and we, can respond.
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