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Melodrama at the Met

The 130-year-old Metropolitan Opera is under threat from unions – and philanthropists.

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Uber Upstarts: Technological Progress and Its Discontents

The battle between new smartphone-enabled 'transportation network companies' and legacy taxicabs largely mirrors the age-old war over productivity, a war that only ever has one outcome.

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The Most Important of Unimportant Things

During the last few weeks, one’s confidence about the essential unimportance of sports has been cast into the shadows of doubt.

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This Astounding Enterprise

'The first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.'

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The Refrigerator's Cool Century

The home refrigerator, a vital but modest technology, is 100 years old.

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The EPA Overreaches Again

A new EPA rule is a disaster for farmers and the traditional understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the states.

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What a Father Taught Me

He helped me penetrate the mystery of fatherhood, even if it is a bit late.

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Stanley Cup Blues

As much as I’ve grown to love hockey, I can’t bring myself to watch the ongoing Stanley Cup finals.

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New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers

If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly.

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Lost, in Theory

A new book holds that full and faithful translation from one language to another is not possible, hence World Literature cannot be.

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The Playoffs: A Couch Potato's High Holidays

The playoffs — there's something, to the averagely insane sports fan, magical in that phrase.

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An American Thanksgiving

We are a grateful nation. And because we are a grateful nation, we are a generous nation. Our founders were steeped in this idea, and it is still strong among us.

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October Is the Richest Month for Sports

The greatest month to be a sports fan.

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Not Being There

Don’t let the hype fool you: the best place to watch the U.S. Open and many other sports these days is from your couch.

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The Missouri Table: A Response to Ethical Foodies From a ‘Factory Farmer’

Trendy urbanites dining in the Berkshires can chastise “factory farmers” all they want, but commercial farming today is a modern miracle, satisfying the needs of millions.

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Rediscovering American Exceptionalism

In his latest book, Charles Murray says that today's America would be unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers.

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Batter Up

The national pastime may be past its time. But those who think it’s boring need to think again.

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Is Football on Its Deathbed?

Lawsuits over players’ brain injuries have some saying football is dead. In fact, it has dislodged baseball as the national pastime and will remain America’s passion for decades to come.

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Lessons from a Feminist Paradise on Equal Pay Day

Sweden seems to be an egalitarian, feminist utopia. So why are American women ahead of their Swedish counterparts in breaking through the glass ceiling?

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Expecting the Unexpecting

Jonathan Last’s recent book gives an incisive analysis of the plummeting U.S. birth rate's key economic effects.

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