The Case for Leaving America to Escape Racism

As a Black woman, I want freedom from oppression. So I’m finally plotting my exit.
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Woke is now a dog whistle for Black. What’s next?

Anti-Blackness is limitless, so the pool of candidates to indicate the presence of Black people is bottomless.

Ex-Fed economist offers odds on avoiding a recession: ‘Less than 50-50’

Don Kohn, an economist who spent 40 years in the Federal Reserve System, discusses inflation and the chances of the U.S. heading into a recession.
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Can this quirky Naval poetry tradition make a comeback?

Navy watch-logs are usually dry compilations of workaday observations — except on New Year’s Day, when they can be written in verse.
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Date Lab: His purple pants caught her eye

Her first impression was that he was wearing a very vibrant outfit — and that he was eating already.
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  • Perspective

Will Gun Owners Fight for Stronger Gun Laws?

97Percent, which includes two former NRA lobbyists, is betting on it.
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Il Piatto is a looker with pastas priced to please in downtown D.C.

Italian newcomer Il Piatto, two blocks from the White House, offers familiar dishes from Naples native Lina Nicolai.
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Art With a Point

A rotating cast of artists weighs in on the state of the world
A rotating cast of artists weighs in on the state of the world