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    The Way Forward in Syria

    The United States and Europe are erroneously banking on sanctioning Turkey to contain the fallout in Syria.

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    PhotoRobert Hunter at the Grateful Dead’s rehearsal studio in San Rafael, Calif. in 1978.
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    The Genius Behind the Grateful Dead

    Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia were one of rock’s great creative duos.

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    How to Stop the Abuse of Location Data

    There are no formal rules for what is ethical — or even legal — in the location data business. That needs to change.

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    PhotoThe Trump campaign has put a lot of effort into harnessing the electoral power of its supporters’ smartphones.
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    Trump Is Winning the Online War

    The technical superiority and sophistication of the president’s digital campaign is a hidden advantage of incumbency.


    PhotoThe Athenian general and historian Thucydides in exile.
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    The Lesson History Teaches Is Tragic

    The idea that we can avoid the mistakes of the past is misguided.



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    Trump Just Created a Moral and Strategic Disaster

    As desperate Kurds ally with Assad in Syria, the specter of the Islamic State threatens again, and American power dims.

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    How to Close Rikers Island

    Smaller jails, built in different boroughs, are good investments in a safer future.

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    As impeachment commands the spotlight, the Trump administration continues to gut the rule book to hurt millions.

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