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10 Crucial Decisions That Reshaped America
by Glenn Thrush
The outcome of the extraordinary 2016 campaign, which has left the country divided and disoriented six weeks before the Inauguration Day, came down to a succession of decision points by the candidates, their opponents—and the nation’s top cop—some of which seemed consequential at the time, many of which didn’t.
The Tragedy of the American Military
by James FallowsI
In mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to Central Command headquarters...There he addressed some ... who would implement whatever U.S. military strategy turned out to be...
How the West Got Rich
by Deirdre N. McCloskey
Why are we so rich? An American earns, on average, $130 a day, which puts the U.S. in the highest rank ...
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