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Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia

highline.huffingtonpost.com — "Hold on to something," Jim Tennant warned as he fired up his tractor. We lurched down a rutted dirt road past the old clapboard farmhouse where he grew up. Jim still calls it "the home place," although its windows are now boarded up and the outhouse is crumbling into the field.
Aug 27, 2015

RT @gpveis: .@MariahCBlake's story for @highline this week is moving, infuriating & so well reported. Looks great, too! Check it! http://t.…

Aug 27, 2015

.@MariahCBlake's story for @highline this week is moving, infuriating & so well reported. Looks great, too! Check it! highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/we…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @gpveis: .@MariahCBlake's story for @highline this week is moving, infuriating & so well reported. Looks great, too! Check it! http://t.…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @gpveis: .@MariahCBlake's story for @highline this week is moving, infuriating & so well reported. Looks great, too! Check it! http://t.…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @gpveis: .@MariahCBlake's story for @highline this week is moving, infuriating & so well reported. Looks great, too! Check it! http://t.…

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

foreignpolicy.com — Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? DownloadLongform's new app and read all of the latest in-depth stories from dozens of magazines, including Foreign Policy.

VIDEO: Behold Russia’s Latest August Curse

foreignpolicy.com — August has always been the cruelest month in Moscow, but this year it's become caricature. By Julia Ioffe is a contributing writer at the Julia Ioffe New York Times Magazine. She was a senior editor at the New Republic and was the Moscow correspondent for Foreign Policy and the New Yorker from 2009 to 2012.
Aug 21, 2015

August used to be the month history gets made in Russia. This year, it's a joke. More from moi. foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/21/vid…

Aug 21, 2015

VIDEO: watch a "massive, fleshy cube of a man" rip cans of beer with his teeth. Behold August in Russia. @juliaioffe foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/21/vid…

Aug 21, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: August used to be the month history gets made in Russia. This year, it's a joke. More from moi. foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/21/vid…

Aug 21, 2015

RT @benpauker: VIDEO: watch a "massive, fleshy cube of a man" rip cans of beer with his teeth. Behold August in Russia. @juliaioffe foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/21/vid…

Vladimir Putin’s Bonfire of the Delicacies

foreignpolicy.com — In the first five days after Russia started burning, crushing, and otherwise annihilating food smuggled in from Western countries, 552 kilograms of contraband brought by Russian citizens in their carry-on luggage were destroyed. That's 1,200 pounds of everything from French Camembert to Italian prosciutto - anything that was made illegal a year ago.
Aug 18, 2015

For the best read on Russia's Western foodstuff ban, read @juliaioffe's latest column on @ForeignPolicy atfp.co/1gVPWVd

Aug 19, 2015

Russia’s ban on Western foodstuffs is chance for Kremlin cronies to make a quick buck importing “Belarusian” avocados foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/18/vla…

Aug 19, 2015

“Bonfire of the delicacies”: As Russia burns foreign food, Belarus resells avocados as their own. @juliaioffe foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/18/vla…

Aug 19, 2015

RT @peterbakernyt: “Bonfire of the delicacies”: As Russia burns foreign food, Belarus resells avocados as their own. @juliaioffe foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/18/vla…

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The Mothers Of ISIS

Mothers Of ISIS Recruits Fight Their Own Battles Back Home

highline.huffingtonpost.com — In Calgary, between the soccer practices and the hours at her accounting job and the potlucks with the neighbors, Christianne Boudreau spent every spare minute watching Islamic State videos, her nose pressed up against the computer screen.
Aug 13, 2015

RT @jeffbercovici: Read @juliaioffe's story on "The Mothers of ISIS" and then go hug your mom and promise not to join ISIS. highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/mo…

Aug 14, 2015

On losing a kid to recruiters: "These women are just 4 of thousands who have lost a child to the Islamic State..." highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/mo…

Aug 15, 2015

Mothers Of ISIS Recruits Fight Their Own Battles Back Home huff.to/1EuoeV5 via @Highline #longreads

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The Exchange: Lynsey Addario and Shirin Ebadi Talk Iran

foreignpolicy.com — Since the fall of 2013, the international media have offered a weekly, and sometimes hourly, tick-tock of the successes and setbacks leading up to a nuclear deal with Iran. Largely missed by this exhaustive news cycle, however, have been the human rights abuses that persist in the Islamic Republic.

Путину по нраву многожёнство

foreignpolicy.com — В том, что Владимир Путин стал героем европейских правых, нет ничего нового. Ультраправые активисты и партийные лидеры от Великобритании до Венгрии видят в российском президенте оплот борьбы против американской гегемонии, проекта централизации Европы и размыванием того, что они считают традиционными христианскими ценностями.

Longform’s Picks of the Week

foreignpolicy.com — Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform's new app and read all of the latest in-depth stories from dozens of magazines, including Foreign Policy.

Putin Is Down with Polygamy

foreignpolicy.com — It's not news that Vladimir Putin has become a hero for the European right wing. Far-right activists and party leaders from Britain to Hungary see the Russian president as a bulwark against American hegemony, a centralized European project, and the erosion of what they see as traditional Christian values.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: I have a Voice column at @ForeignPolicy now! Here's the first one, a message to the European far right: foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/24/vla…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: I have a Voice column at @ForeignPolicy now! Here's the first one, a message to the European far right: foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/24/vla…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: I have a Voice column at @ForeignPolicy now! Here's the first one, a message to the European far right: foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/24/vla…

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Aug 27, 2015

Given how hard it is to get anyone to go on the record about HRC, amazing how blunt these HRC supporters are: nytimes.com/2015/08/28/us/…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @gpveis: .@MariahCBlake's story for @highline this week is moving, infuriating & so well reported. Looks great, too! Check it! http://t.…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @alexburnsNYT: Deepening Jewish political divide: 57% of Orthodox lean Republican, vs. 18% of non-Orthodox forward.com/news/319773/or…


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