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The Man Who Broke Politics

Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump’s rise. Now he’s reveling in it.
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Here Is a Human Being

The Spotify and Ancestry partnership proposes to entertain users based on the narrowest possible conception of who they are.

Our Genes, Ourselves

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Electing the House of Representatives

A series of interactive maps showing the results of nearly two centuries of congressional elections.
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An Enduring Shame

A new book chronicles the shocking, decades-long effort to combat venereal disease by locking up girls and women.
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Sears’s ‘Radical’ Past

How mail-order catalogues subverted the racial hierarchy of Jim Crow.
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How Pocahontas—The Myth and the Slur—Props Up White Supremacy

The roots of the attacks on Elizabeth Warren.
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Is Elizabeth Warren Native American?

What the DNA controversy reveals about race, identity politics, and the Native American present.
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How We Roasted Donald Duck, Disney's Agent of Imperialism

Why a 47-year old anti-colonialist critique by Chilean dissidents may be newly relevant in the Trump era.
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Mum’s the Word

In the height of the Cold War, the NSA created a series of posters to keep its secrets from leaking. They're both wonderful and creepy.

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