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Breaking News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Marie Antoinette Would Be Proud

    The palace has called on skilled designers, historians, botanists and gardeners to apply their expertise to the complicated work of restoring that spot, called Le Bosquet de la Reine, or the Queen’s Grove.



  • A Wartime Footing

    by Charles Edel

    America’s experience in WWII can and should inform our response to the coronavirus.



  • The Coronavirus Truther Elite

    Before they were instructed by management to perform an about-face, a chorus of Trump-loyal anchors and pundits and hosts downplayed the lethality of the infectious disease.



  • The Hot & Bothered Podcast: Beyond the New Deal

    It’s impossible to contemplate a Green New Deal without sharpening our understanding of the original New Deal—its labor movement, its ambitious experiments, and its racial inequalities.



  • The Prep-School Nazi

    by Benjamin Wallace

    Before he was Norman Spear, hate group founder and possible Russian asset Rinaldo Nazzaro was just another Jersey boy.