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by andrew sullivan

As the hasbara machine fails to stymie international outrage over the Gaza campaign, Aaron Blake highlights some polling that suggests American public support for the Jewish state is on the decline: A new CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 38 percent of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Molly Pohlig opens up about seeking a partner while suffering from a “tangle of depression, anxiety, OCD, and borderline personality disorder”: I am not ashamed of my condition. Or not exactly. I think there is still a lot more stigma than we admit,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ISIS tells shopkeepers in Iraq to veil their mannequins http://t.co/pBrmBegU2a pic.twitter.com/X9bGcIziVs — Mona (@MonaChalabi) July 22, 2014 Hanna Kozlowska provides an update on Syria, where as many as 700 people were killed last Thursday and Friday...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Suzy Khimm checks in on the impact of Wall Street reform upon Dodd-Frank’s four-year anniversary yesterday: We’ve eliminated some of the causes of the last crisis, but that doesn’t mean we’ve prevented the next one. The toxic mortgage products...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sherlock Holmes writes: I’m gonna go with … America. Another gets more specific: Outskirts or small old town enveloped by Pittsburgh. Another questions our motives: Okay, you know you set me up. Sports Authority and Home Depot in the same center...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Adrian Karatnycky takes a close look at it: In recent weeks, there had been signs of growing concern among Kremlin moderates and the Russian business community that the proxy war in Ukraine was far too damaging to Russia’s economy and was developing...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Joshua Rothman contemplates the “artist’s sense of privacy” in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, which he describes as an “inner privacy, by means of which you shield yourself not just from others’ prying eyes, but from your own”: By learning...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Tripoli residents are fleeing their homes by the thousands after militia clashes destroyed the country’s main airport and left 47 people dead. A look at the airport: The Economist brings us up to speed: Militias from Misrata, frustrated at their failure...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Warren’s speech last week at Netroots Nation gave it new life. Her fans even created this cringe-inducing hathetic theme song: But there are few signs that Warren is preparing for a run: [S]he is not doing behind-the-scenes spadework expected for a...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Ethan Chiel recounts the strange story behind the decade-old Internet phenomenon I am lonely will anyone speak to me: [Ten years ago] an unregistered guest poster using the name “lonely” started a thread on the forums at moviecodec.com, a site usually...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Elizabeth Nolan Brown sees the Swedes doing so: Many areas have adopted or are considering what’s known as the “Swedish” or “Nordic Model,” which criminalizes the buying, rather than the selling, of sexual services (because, as the logic goes,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Anne Applebaum has a really sober and accurate description of what has been going on: A reader adds: For too long, news reports have spoken of the “Ukrainian rebels” as if the warfare underway in the Donetsk to Luhansk corridor were some sort of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Headed out in middle of night for #Cairo/meetings on #Gaza cease-fire. http://t.co/PrRSDjY3bH— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) July 21, 2014 John Kerry rushed off to Cairo last night to try and broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but it’s not at...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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That’s the effectiveness of Truvada in preventing HIV infection in the latest large study just unveiled at the AIDS conference in Melbourne: PrEP had no significant efficacy in people who took fewer than two doses a week. However, the efficacy of PrEP...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Reviewing Oakeshott’s recently published Notebooks, John Gray sketches a charming portrait of the idiosyncratic philosopher: When I knew him towards the end of his life, the impression he made was of a Twenties figure, whose values and attitudes –...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The stroke of genius in Sarah Bakewell’s book about Montaigne is that she framed his biography as a guide to life. You could justify this as a way to appeal to a distracted 21st Century audience otherwise highly unlikely to read about a sixteenth century...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ICYMI, the @FT‘s photo of remnants of MH17 cockpit, peppered w shrapnel & blown apart by SAM http://t.co/BzVvDq9ndq pic.twitter.com/PN2rr50mDs — Sam Jones (@samgadjones) July 21, 2014 Putin continues to deny any wrongdoing: Putin’s government...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Hamas uses civilians as human shields. http://t.co/TJwhsHWwgE— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 11, 2014 Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini scrutinize the logic by which Israel treats virtually any building in Gaza as a legitimate target and any civilian killed...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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I’m still happily hooked up to my sleep machine, but for those of you who wonder if you might have sleep apnea and are deterred by the thought of an overnight hospital stay hooked up to countless wires and cameras to test it, there’s another option....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Josh Kraushaar casts doubt on the notion that immigration reform is a winning issue for the Democrats: The conventional wisdom has long held that immigration is the equivalent of Kryptonite for Republicans: If they don’t pass comprehensive reform,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Some of the protests against the Israeli assault on Gaza have veered definitively into the realm of rank Jew-hatred. The NYT has a decent round-up of the worst today, and it’s especially troubling in France. As the world responds to Israel’s latest...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Richard Gunderman argues in favor of concierge medicine, a system in which patients pay hefty fees to spend more time with their doctors: The concierge model of practice is growing, and it is estimated that more than 4,000 U.S. physicians have adopted...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Gaza battered as footage emerges of 'knock on the roof' airstrike | exa.mn/6an (GM) http://t.co/SHvaToJ2Wh— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) July 14, 2014 Martin Longman isn’t buying Israel’s claim that its warning shots are a humane gesture: What’s...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Pointing to a new study showing that income inequality is rapidly declining at the global level, Tyler Cowen argues that the redistribution favored by egalitarian movements in the US would end up hurting international prosperity: Although significant...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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To mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Nefarious Plots charted the total number of humans in space over time: Interactive version of the chart here. Susannah Locke captions: Check out the big, red USSR/Russian blocks versus those skinny...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Alec MacGillis shines a light on US gun trafficking to Central America, making the argument that our loose gun regulations are contributing to these countries’ gang violence problem: According to data collected by the ATF, nearly half of the guns seized...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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This guy got everything wrong about #BeyonceVoters. Except for one: single women WILL decide the elections http://t.co/5Qwzi85eCT #tbt — Beyoncé Voters (@beyoncevoters) July 17, 2014 Reacting to the “Beyoncé voters” meme spawned by that awful...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Hayley Tsukayama urges consumers to be honest with themselves about their reading habits before signing up for Amazon’s new literary service: Kindle Unlimited is $9.99 per month. So you’ll be paying Amazon, whose chief executive Jeffrey Bezos owns...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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McArdle contemplates the current state of part-time labor: Unfortunately, the weakness in the labor market has coincided with yet another market development: scheduling software and technology that allows retailers to manage their workforce as another...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Last week, Maggie Koerth-Baker warned that chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease that’s not typically fatal but currently has no cure, is inevitably making its way to the US: The virus has been known since the 1950s, but because it was largely non-lethal...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ICYMI, @Marvel is making some great moves: Falcon is the new Captain America >> http://t.co/HxCA0oGcuD pic.twitter.com/h7MWXBhvR3 — ScreenCrush (@screencrushnews) July 18, 2014 Kevin O’Keeffe relays the big news out of the comic book world:...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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On July 18, the US Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to retroactively apply new sentencing guidelines and allow almost 50,000 federal drug-offense prisoners the possibility of shorter sentences. Dara Lind provides background, including the Obama...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Smoke over #Donetsk as old car factory burns&shells fall. 4 more civilians killed. Civ casualties 500+ in this war pic.twitter.com/6KXl8Ev6N2 — Noah Sneider (@NoahSneider) July 21, 2014 Ivan Katchanovski predicts that attempts “to solve the conflict...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Bloomberg View’s editors urge them to: There is no guarantee that sanctions of any kind will get Putin to back down over Ukraine. But the EU needs to demonstrate that it cares enough and is united enough to stop him — even at some cost to their own...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Shlomi Eldar argues that isolation has fed the radicalism of the young men of Hamas’ military wing, along with their delusion that a war with Israel is winnable: The Qassam Brigades’ militants of today are children of the second intifada. Even before...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A Founding Member of the Dish writes: Thanks for the email reminder. I just renewed – and it was very convenient using my Amazon account. Indeed, earlier this month, Tinypass made it possible to pay with your Amazon account. And another reader points...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Meanwhile, back in the hellhole of Iraq, the “Islamic State” has issued an ultimatum to Christians in the areas it controls: In the statement, Isis said Christians who wanted to remain in the “caliphate” declared earlier this month in parts of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Kirchick wants the full neocon jacket: It is long past time that the United States and its NATO allies supply the Ukrainian military with the lethal aid it has long requested, so that it can at least defend itself and its airspace from Russia. NATO should...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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This morning, President Obama signed an EO prohibiting federal contractors and employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation in their hiring practices. Passing along a draft of the order, Geidner highlights what will likely be its...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Researcher Joep Lange was on his way to an HIV/AIDS conference in Melbourne before the chaos in Eastern Ukraine cut his life short. Laurie Garrett remembers him: Like so many of the great AIDS scientists that toiled through the years of extreme loss...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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With the next Israeli election expected to take place about a year from now, Brent Sasley observes how Netanyahu is responding to domestic politics during the Gaza incursion: Netanyahu is managing the war carefully and effectively, from the standpoint...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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@mtracey Maybe I’m being overly optimistic, but I think hasbara is having its worst month in awhile – in a good while. — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 20, 2014 Benjamin Wallace-Wells identifies why Israel is losing the PR battle in the American...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Jesse Rosenfeld reports from Shejaiya, the Gaza City neighborhood that bore the brunt of yesterday’s shelling. Residents tried to evacuate but didn’t have many options: Magdin Ayad, 26, standing with her seven children in front of a shuttered store...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Over the weekend, negotiations with Iran were given a four-month extension. The state of play: The six powers want Iran to dramatically reduce its nuclear programme for a lengthy period of time and agree to more intrusive UN inspections. This would expand...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Jessica Schulberg and Josh Kovensky map the world’s restricted airspaces: Several of the restrictions in the map above only apply to flights below a certain altitude—usually under 24,000 feet. This varies according to the situation on the ground....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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I’ve not yet weighed in on Russia’s response to the downing of MH17, partly because it beggars belief. The staggering insouciance, the prickly denials of the bleeding obvious, the corrupt and foul attempt to shift the blame, and the shameful refusal...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Tom Junod tells the story of his pet pit bull, Dexter – a story he places at the center of the country he sees America becoming: [B]ecause Dexter is a pit bull, this is also a story about the American dog, because pit bulls have changed the way Americans...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Katherine Templar Lewis examines the rise of pheromone dating: The concept is simple: Bring along a slept-in T-shirt and quite literally hang out your dirty washing for all to see. Eager daters (70 men, 70 women) take it in turns to open the numbered...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Noting how it “seems that at any given moment, thousands of people are mobilizing for change somewhere in the world,” Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan marshal evidence that non-violent civil resistance is more effective than taking up arms: A...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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In an afterward for the new edition of his Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum reflects on one of the central puzzles driving examinations of Hitler’s life – “why that innocent infant evolved into a genocidal monster”: [S]omething or some things...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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