Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

It’s far too easy for Donald Trump to start a nuclear war

A military aide carries the

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The framers could not have imagined the apocalyptic power of nuclear weapons.

Renée Graham

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If President Trump wants this nation united, then it’s his own odious rhetoric that may ultimately achieve that.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Call them Nazis, white supremacists or “free speech” advocates — whatever label you prefer, they were the hunted and harassed Saturday on Boston Common.

Ideas | Ed Lyons

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It’s a walk in the park — all of them.

Ideas | Ethan Rouen

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By focusing on profits, companies can ignore or exploit other stakeholders when convenient.

Editorial

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Should it be ignored, or removed?

Ideas | Mark Peters

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The word is a favored insult of white nationalists and supremacists.

JEFF JACOBY

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Freedom of association should be protected as diligently in our economic life as it is in our social and political life.

Renée Graham

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White supremacists love Donald Trump because bigots always embrace one of their own.

Opinion | Sandro Galea

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The national turmoil we are witnessing is not just a crisis of institutions or politics or a society at a crossroads.

Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

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Nazi doctrine tried to confine women to domestic roles by barring them from most professions and incentivizing childbirth.

Ideas | Sage Stossel

White House renovations can’t fix the deeper problems

The People’s House is only as good as the people we put in it.

Uncommon Knowledge

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Unusual insights from the social sciences in this week’s Uncommon Knowledge.

Brainiac

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This is a classic example of what Stephen Pinker calls the “euphemism treadmill.”

Brainiac

Big Data: 28.5 gigaparsecs

Are we alone out here?

Brainiac

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Tensions running hot in 1972.

Brainiac

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This could be a way to deal with all the plastic in the ocean.

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Even on their best behavior, passengers have to contend with airlines’ poor service

“It is unfair to blame the public for issues that stem from poor management.” — Victoria Kinnealey

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Story on ‘Amazon effect’ doesn’t quite deliver

“The Institute for Local Self-Reliance published a lengthy, wide-ranging report on Amazon’s practices. The picture’s not a pretty one.” — Lou Wollrab

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