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A Cincinnati Prosecutor Indicts Officer Ray Tensing for the Murder of Sam DuBose

theatlantic.com — His press conference announcing murder charges had just one flaw: he understated how often police officers shoot unarmed people in traffic stops.
Jul 30, 2015

Praise for the exemplary prosecutor in Cincinnati––plus, the one mistake he made in his presser theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

What History Teaches Us About Obama's Nuclear Deal With Iran

theatlantic.com — U.S. presidents of both parties have often shown better judgment in pursuing diplomacy than going to war. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > On Friday, The Atlantic ran an exchange of views among Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Beinart, and David Frum about the plusses and minuses of the new Iran deal.
Jul 20, 2015

Why proponents of Iran deal should get benefit of doubt & opponents should bear burden of proof. By me theatlantic.com/international/…

Jul 20, 2015

RT @JamesFallows: Why proponents of Iran deal should get benefit of doubt & opponents should bear burden of proof. By me http://t.co/fvMwvl…

Jul 20, 2015

"Virtually every opponent of the new Iran deal was also a proponent of invading Iraq 12 years ago." theatlantic.com/international/…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Book Club: Between the World and Me

theatlantic.com — Ta-Nehisi Coates's book addresses a pair of very different audiences. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > In The Atlantic, Coates is a cross between a public historian and a public sociologist.
Jul 20, 2015

RT @TheAtlantic: Check out the first installment of our book club discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book "Between the World and Me" theatln.tc/1HEKvD4

Jul 20, 2015

RT @zunguzungu: Tressie McMillan Cottom, on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Study Finds Douches Lead to High Levels of Phthalate Chemicals in the Body

theatlantic.com — Ami Zota, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at George Washington University, says that though some women are still motivated to douche in an attempt to relieve odor or irritation, there are also "societal factors ... pressure to conform to societal beauty norms. There can be an element of using certain products as a way to culturally assimilate."

Latest Snowden Leak Devastating To Defenders Of NSA

mintpressnews.com — The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans-and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will. Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors.

Businessmen Against Trump - The Atlantic

theatlantic.com — "When a culture loses confidence in itself and its values it becomes very vulnerable to any smooth tongued hustler who wanders down the pike." It's not about the candidates; it's about us.

New Horizons: How the Women Running the Pluto Mission Are Making History

theatlantic.com — Bagenal is not the only one who has noticed the "dramatic change" in number of women on the team. It's meaningful at a time when women who are scientists routinely face gender-based discrimination at work.
Jul 13, 2015

Pretty cool: The New Horizons team may include more women staffers than any other NASA project in history. theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

Jul 13, 2015

RT @AdrienneLaF: Pretty cool: The New Horizons team may include more women staffers than any other NASA project in history. theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

Jul 13, 2015

RT @AdrienneLaF: Pretty cool: The New Horizons team may include more women staffers than any other NASA project in history. theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

Jul 13, 2015

RT @AdrienneLaF: Pretty cool: The New Horizons team may include more women staffers than any other NASA project in history. theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

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How Common Core Testing Is Pushing States to Make School More Challenging for Kids

theatlantic.com — Though the report, released by the National Center on Education Statistics, contains many moving parts, its basic premise is that because states set their own rules for testing difficulty, those rules-or "cut scores"-should be compared to a common yardstick. The U.S.

Is It Okay to Microwave Plastic Dishes?

theatlantic.com — New studies find chemicals in some plastics are linked to higher blood pressure and insulin resistance. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > It might be easier to just microwave leftovers in the plastic container you left them in, but new studies suggest you might want to invest the time to wash an extra dish.

Sharks on the Internet

theatlantic.com — Let me start by saying this: Your chances of getting attacked by a shark are infinitesimal. It's more likely that you'll win a mega jackpot in the lottery than be killed by a shark-and probably, almost certainly, neither will happen.
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Jul 31, 2015

Occasionally a phone call is more useful than a text but a text is always better than a voicemail. Need an "abort call for text" option.

Jul 31, 2015

RT @Olivianuzzi: Sentences in Hillary emails no one will ever say to me: "Oprah can do monday in the hamptons."

Jul 31, 2015

RT @QuidAgitur: A+ archival stuff in @conor64's rec'd reading newsletter last night -- my RSS reader doesn't pull from 1981 ponyexpress.io/subscribe/theb…

Jul 31, 2015

Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons theatlantic.com/politics/archi… Their behavior lacks integrity.

Jul 30, 2015

Doctor warns against having plastic surgery optimized to look better in selfies because "the trend might end" kgns.tv/home/headlines…

Jul 30, 2015

@philosofacespin use "systemic" without ever explaining what exactly they mean. I suspect different things many times.

Jul 30, 2015

@philosofacespin Saying "the system is racist" leaves a lot of different possibilities for how exactly it is racist, but lots of people

Jul 30, 2015

@SpiritEquality I don't understand what "systemically" means in that sentence. I would like to understand though.

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