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Edition 188

2017: A Close Reading

This edition of the Weekly highlights material New America staffers have read in 2017 to help them fill up the tank as they head into 2018.

Edition 188
2017: A Close Reading

This edition of the Weekly highlights material New America staffers have read in 2017 to help them fill up the tank as they head into 2018.

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Edition 187
The Sexual Politics of 'Lady Bird'

What a film set 15 years ago has to say about politics in 2017.

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Edition 186
What You Need to Know About the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

'Net neutrality' may sound like a wonky term, but its repeal would have ramifications on the average internet user.

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Edition 185
The Implications of America's Extractive Exit

Leaving a resource transparency initiative can chip away at credibility globally—and diminish citizens' ability to hold leaders to account.

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Edition 184
Chicago's (Still) Divided Public Schools

A recent investment decision in Chicago sustains a pernicious problem—that some schools are "worth" improving, and others aren't.

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Edition 183
Where Is Your 'Third Place'?

As Americans go to church less, communities are losing an important civic space.

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Edition 182
'What Are You?' Being a Biracial Black Woman in America

An investigation into how America is seriously constrained by its understanding of who's in and who's out when it comes to being American.

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Edition 181
What Teachers Can Do in the Face of National Trauma

As America reels from a litany of tragedies, modeling vulnerability in the classroom can help students feel safe—and ready to learn.

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Edition 180
How Los Angeles Is the Future of Cities

The city of angels offers a roadmap for economic renewal, infrastructure investment, and, well, how to make America great again.

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Edition 179
Can You Love Your Country but Not Its Air Shows?

An investigation into what a trip to a U.S. Air Force air show reveals about complex attitudes toward love of country.

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Edition 178
The Danger of Adding a Vital Ally to the U.S. Travel Ban List

Trump's addition of Chad to the U.S. travel ban list threatens development and counterterrorism goals in the region.

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Edition 177
Why Should Germans Bother to Vote?

Germany's elections on Sunday seem like a forgone conclusion—but voting can stem a far-right party's effort to gain control.

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