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The Ongoing Border-Wall Fight and the Limits of Public Attention

Eric Lach writes about what is likely to happen now that Congress has failed to override President Donald Trump‘s veto of a measure to cancel his declared national emergency for border-wall funding and the fight is expected to move to the courts.

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More Questions Emerge About Mueller‘s Punt on Obstruction of Justice

John Cassidy writes about the Mueller report, which, according to a summary issued by Attorney General William Barr, neither concludes that the President committed obstruction of justice nor exonerates him.

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Can Pink Papers Solve Brexit? Can Theresa May Save Her Job? Or Is Another Referendum the Answer?

Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about the latest voting plan for Brexit, which does not guarantee a clear path forward.

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They‘re Running: The Latest 2020 Presidential Wannabes

Tom Chitty illustrates a humorous series of fake campaign posters, from the candidates Spike Lee, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others.

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What We Learn from One of the World‘s Oldest Board Games

Samanth Subramanian on ancient board games like Fifth-eight Holes, which can serve as silent narrators of their era.

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Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, March 26th

Mitch McConnell blocks Jason Adam Katzenstein‘s Daily Cartoon.

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William Barr Reads ‘Moby-Dick,‘ Finds No Evidence of Whales

Andy Borowitz jokes about Attorney General William Barr reading ‘Moby-Dick,‘ by Herman Melville, and concluding that the book does not reference whales.

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The Passionate, Progressive Politics of Julia Child

Helen Rosner writes about ‘Julia Child: The Last Interview,‘ and the progressive politics of Julia Child, who once lead a series of cooking classes to raise money for Planned Parenthood.

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What Dry Cleaners Do

Kathryn Kvas humorously imagines what dry cleaners are really doing to your stained clothes, instead of actually cleaning them.

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Walmart and the Push to Put Workers on Company Boards

Sheelah Kolhatkar writes about a push by Walmart employees to put retail workers on the company‘s board, and efforts to raise wages for lower-level employees.

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Shrinking Newspapers and the Costs of Environmental Reporting in Coal Country

Charles Bethea writes about the disappearance of local newspapers and the lack of reporters on the environmental beat in Kentucky, especially at the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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Colson Whitehead Reads ‘The Match‘

Colson Whitehead reads his short story ‘The Match,‘ from the April 1, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

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The Weird and Vast and Periodically Devastating Music of Scott Walker

Amanda Petrusich writes about Scott Walker, the prescient, literary musician and former member of the Walker Brothers, who died on March 22nd, in London.

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U.K. Edges Closer to the Cliff of a No-Deal Brexit

Ed Caesar speaks with David Remnick about Arron Banks, a British businessman who played an outsized role in the Brexit campaign, and the uncertain future of Britain‘s departure from the E.U.

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Bonus Daily Cartoon: After the Mueller Report

Barry Blitt‘s Daily Cartoon watches Robert Mueller receive the public‘s reactions.

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America!: Animal Influencers of the Nineteen-Twenties

Ali Fitzgerald humorously illustrates animal influencers of the nineteen-twenties, including a travel photographer, the original pizza rat, and more.

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A Daughter‘s Ghostly Re-Creations of Her Late Mother‘s Old Photographs

Eren Orbey writes on ‘Ke Lefa Laka: Her-Story,‘ a photo series by the South African photographer Lebohang Kganye.

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‘Case Closed,‘ Reviewed: Do We Really Want a True-Crime Podcast With Answers?

Sarah Larson reviews ‘Case Closed,‘ which tells the story of Erin Corwin, a nineteen-year-old woman who was found murdered after she went missing from Joshua Tree National Park.

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Daily Cartoon: Monday, March 25th

Christopher Weyant‘s Daily Cartoon shows what the Mueller report has done to Trump.

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‘I Don‘t Want to Be a Spice Store,‘ by Christian Wiman

Poetry by Christian Wiman: ‘I don‘t want to carry handcrafted Marseille soap, / or tsampa and yak butter, / or nine thousand varieties of wine.‘

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Briefly Noted Book Reviews

‘Milk of Paradise,‘ ‘The Twice-Born,‘ ‘Bowlaway,‘ and ‘99 Nights in Logar.‘

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The IntoxicatingThrill of Tintoretto

The sixteenth-century Venetian may have created masterpieces, but perfection wasn‘t his game, Peter Schjeldahl writes.

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Steve Earle‘s Winsome Tribute to Guy Clark

Rather than reimagining his source material, Earle doesn‘t monkey much with the late Guy Clark‘s melodies, Amanda Petrusich writes

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The Radical Style of Andrea Dworkin

Some of Andrea Dworkin‘s beliefs have fallen out of fashion, but her writing remains a model for enacting politics on the page, Lauren Oyler writes.

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