Ideas | Ian W. Toll

The paradox of Pearl Harbor

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The more we document the Japanese attack, the harder it becomes to recover the immediate shock.

Renée Graham

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Fears of hate crimes are driving gun purchases by African-Americans, who open themselves up to a different hazard.

EDITORIAL

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Dylann Roof, who has chosen to be his own defense attorney, should not be allowed to turn his trial for murder into a racist spectacle.

Brainiac

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Instead of eating just zooplankton, several seabird species are duped into swallowing plastic shards.

JEFF JACOBY

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Two courageous Canadians — film director Leon Lee and beauty queen Anastasia Lin — want to shed light on China’s ghastliest atrocity.

DANTE RAMOS

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By blowing off details and rejecting specialized expertise, the president-elect is sending a strong signal to the tech sector.

IDEAS | Michael J. Glennon

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Will the double government have the same ability to check the power of the Trump administration?

OPINION | Robert L. Tsai

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How do supporters of gradualism resist constitutional radicalism?

IDEAS | ALEX BEAM

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Distasteful people can do wonderful work, but their art doesn’t excuse their noxious behavior.

IDEAS

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“What brought you here?”

BRAINIAC

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Is there a problem with how we conceive of advancement?

Beth Wolfensberger Singer

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Collect them all, or just smash ’em on the floor!

Uncommon Knowledge

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Title IX babies, bias in judges, and the Bible.

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EDITORIAL

Roof trial cannot become racist spectacle

Dylann Roof, who has chosen to be his own defense attorney, should not be allowed to turn his trial for murder into a racist spectacle.

Renée Graham

More guns, more risk for people of color

Fears of hate crimes are driving gun purchases by African-Americans, who open themselves up to a different hazard.

Letters

It’s a little late to call for bipartisanship

“Are we to assume that Republicans refused to cooperate in any way with President Obama out of principle?” — Kathleen Martin

Letters

Nothing ‘ominous’ here — Elizabeth Warren’s simply stating what’s true

“As much as Trump, and maybe Fehrnstrom, want to deny it, more voters supported Democrats than Republicans.” — George Stephans

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The more we document the Japanese attack, the harder it becomes to recover the immediate shock.

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