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A selfish generation goes on a decades-long rampage, taking the country down with it.

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Even when fans rationally grasp the risk to individual competitors, we can’t help but feel that hard hits enrich the spectacle.

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When traditionally marginalized groups lose their rights, they also lose their sense of self-worth.

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Imagine an airport customs agent scrolling through your cellphone’s camera roll. It shouldn’t happen.

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Social Security, Obamacare, and protecting others at a party in this week’s Uncommon Knowledge.

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Walt Whitman, Big Data, and of course, La La Land, in this week’s Brainiac.

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