National

08/24/2016 - 10:00pm

    The world's great cities could hold the key to the prosperity of the human race. Yet a comprehensive new study points to a worrying trend: The water they need to grow is getting more expensive, because they're failing to protect the nature that purifies it.

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08/21/2016 - 8:00am

    When Mark Boal spent 25 hours interviewing accused U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, he didn't plan on those hours of recorded interviews becoming part of a hugely popular podcast. He was just reporting, as he had many times before - whether for his magazine...

08/20/2016 - 8:00pm

    For all his anti-establishment posturing, Donald Trump's tax plans are standard Republican fare: big tax cuts that favor the wealthy by lowering top marginal rates (on individual, corporate, and pass-through income) and eliminating the estate tax.

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08/20/2016 - 3:00pm

    The prospect of billions of dollars moving opaquely through the Internet and aimed at influencing our votes can sound ominous, especially as the Web is increasingly a tool that Americans use to communicate both personally and politically. In the broadest sense,...

08/20/2016 - 1:00pm

    For political advertising, like so much else, the digital revolution inspires both utopian and apocalyptic predictions. And as in many other arenas where Internet-based "disruption" looms, the optimists and pessimists both have a point.

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08/20/2016 - 8:00am

    John Maynard Keynes wrote in 1930 that "if economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid." Almost a century later, he's getting his wish.

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