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This Fighter Jet Turned the Tide During Vietnam’s Decisive Tet Offensive

Plunging to make a Mekong Delta strafing run, the pilot of a North American F-100D Super Sabre realized he had waited too long to pull out of his …

33 Most Unhealthy Foods You Should Avoid

With so much talk of healthy foods and what you should be eating, the foods that are the worst for us can get overlooked. The reason it’s so hard to …

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?<p>No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice president has returned to his home state to …

Donald Trump

On Safari in Trump's America

The country’s elites are desperate to figure out what they got wrong in 2016. But can they handle the truth?<p>It was the hippies who drove Nancy Hale over the edge. She had spent three days listening respectfully to the real people of Middle America, and finally she couldn’t take it any longer.<p><i>To</i> …

Democratic Party
Health Care

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Social Media

Cooking Lentils: 3 Easy Ways To Cook Lentils | Women's Health

This High-Protein Food Will Make You Way Less Gassy Than Beans<p>Bonus: It's cheap and super-easy to cook.<p>Getty Images<p>Lentils are a nutritionist favorite: While they’re rich in protein, iron, folate, potassium and fiber like other beans and legumes, they’re also less likely to make you gassy.<p>“I love …

How we ruined airline jobs.

Nobody wants to be a pilot anymore. As the airlines tell it, a so-called pilot shortage has made it impossible to staff their fleets, forcing them to …

Economics

Nobody wants to be a pilot anymore — here's how working for an airline lost its glamour

One airline ventured to blame its 2016 bankruptcy on its inability to hire enough pilots, and even at always-profitable and carefree Southwest Airlines, the challenge of recruiting millennial aviators keeps middle management awake at night. "The biggest problem," a Southwest executive told …

Economics

How America forgot the true history of the Civil War

After the clashes and white supremacist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, the latest dimension of our unfolding national meltdown is over …

How Comrade Trump Unleashed a Cold War in America

There will still be an America after Trump. Our existence is not in doubt. But the nature of our existence—and, more importantly, the reason for our existence—is unclear.<p>For at least a decade, Americans have been obsessing over the new Cold War about to break out between Russia and the West. In …

Cold War

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

Nuclear Energy

Laura Poitras Does Not Want to Talk About WikiLeaks and Russia

The Oscar-winning filmmaker (‘Citizenfour’) sits down with Marlow Stern to discuss ‘Risk’—her compelling, incredibly timely documentary on WikiLeaks …

The Biggest Bombing Raid of World War II: 1000 Bombers Sent to Destroy Berlin

He was widely regarded as America’s best pilot, he was already a recipient of the Medal of Honor, he was commander of the Eighth Air Force caught up …

How to Prevent iMessages From Accidentally Appearing On Other Devices

If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a …

Authentication

Why Republicans were in such a hurry on health care

Why were Republicans rushing to vote on a health-care plan that they'd barely finished drafting, that budget scorekeepers hadn't had a chance to fully evaluate, and that, insofar as people did know about it, was widely despised?<p>In part, it's because their plan <i>was</i> so unpopular and because it got …

Health Care

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind

The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs<p>“I remember looking at her and thinking, ‘She’s totally lying.’ At the same time, I remember something in my mind saying, ‘And that doesn’t matter.’” For Daniel Shaw, believing the words of the guru he had spent years devoted to wasn’t blind …

Critical Thinking

The Trade Deal We Just Threw Overboard

Donald Trump wants to rewrite NAFTA, but someone else already did. Here’s how it went down.<p><b>Trade deals are at the heart of Donald Trump’s</b> promise to Make America Great Again. He views global trade as a kind of Manhattan real estate market writ large, a vicious snake pit where the strong and hungry …

Globalization

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

Donald Trump

Darkest before the dawn: How to prepare for President Trump

A 10-point plan for activists, politicians, the press and everyday citizens<p>Many Americans would not be surprised if on Jan. 20 Vladimir Putin administers the oath of office to Donald Trump, the Ku Klux Klan youth choir regales the inaugural crowd with a stirring rendition of “Dixie,” the Chamber of …

Tea Party

The Sugar Wars

Science can’t prove it and the industry denies it, but Gary Taubes is convinced that the sweet stuff kills.<p>“I hope that when you have read this book I shall have convinced you that sugar is really dangerous,” wrote John Yudkin in his foghorn-sounding treatise on nutrition from 1972, <i>Pure, White and</i> …

Diabetes

The Crotchgrabber

On a shockingly casual case of sexual assault.<p>On a spring day in recent memory, I was strolling up Ninth Avenue alone, after leaving a bistro lunch with a gentleman caller and my soon-to-finish-N.Y.U. son. It was sunny but not yet steaming. Businessmen had their ties tugged loose or suit jackets …

Swimwear

Nonstop Benioff: Inside The Master Networker's Audacious Plan To Disrupt Salesforce -- And The World

Salesforce cofounder Marc Benioff spends several months a year in Hawaii, where he owns a sweeping beachfront house on the Big Island and pals around with billionaire Michael Dell and aging rock star Neil Young. Little surprise, then, that for a retreat with 400 of his top executives in August he …

San Francisco

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics