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The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.<p>There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.<p>No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other …

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

Higher education should be promoted to all students as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening, not just increase their earning power.<p>A 12th-grader wrote a college admissions essay about wanting to pursue a career in oceanography. Let’s call her Isabella. A few months ago, we edited …

The Questionable Ethics of Teaching My Son to Love Pro Football

Fathers and sons have bonded over football games for generations, but today it's harder for parents to ignore the growing concerns surrounding the sport.<p>Like countless other middle-aged American men, some of my happiest childhood memories involve watching professional sports with my dad. So it was …

No, Netflix Is Not Doomed By the Net Neutrality Decision

In fact, neither is net neutrality.<p>This week's "net neutrality" ruling appeared to give Internet providers the right to punish companies like Netflix with extra fees for gobbling up all their bandwidth. Is Netflix doomed?<p>That's the question many people are asking, but it's really two separate …

Ariel Sharon Kicked My Cousins Out of Gaza

Here's what they would say to the Israeli leader if he were still alive.<p>Ariel Sharon died on Saturday, and his last major political act was to evict my cousins from the Gaza Strip.<p>When Israel “disengaged” from the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2005, I was <i>The Economist</i>’s Jerusalem correspondent, and …

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