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  1. Pieces of History

    One of several U.S. National Archives blogs, Pieces of History is where the Archives’ staff share rare and noteworthy documents, photos, and stories that show the richness and complexity of American history.

  2. Cancel out the Doubt

    Team USA Paralympian Andrew Kurka writes on his hopes for PyeongChang: “There are so many responsibilities, so many thoughts, and so much good I want to do. When looking at it all, the journey, the sacrifice, the glory.”

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  3. TAKEN: Stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    Taken is a television series dedicated to telling the individual stories of the more than 1,000 indigenous women who have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada.

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  4. Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair on Colten Boushie

    Murray Sinclair, Canadian Senator and former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, reflects on Colten Boushie: “I grieve for other mothers / with empty arms / who now think of their loss / at the hands of others.”

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  5. Why Bitcoin is Stupid

    “Government-issued currencies have value because they represent human trust and cooperation. There is no wealth and no trade without these two things, so you might as well go all-in and trust people. There are no financial instruments that will protect you from a world where we no longer trust each other.”

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  6. The 99 Best Things that Happened in 2017

    Many might want to forget 2017 ever happened; at Quartz, Angus Harvey compiled a list of 99 things that might help salvage the image of the year that just ended.

  7. “But there’s also the passive sexism — the status quo — that people have trouble seeing or don’t think they engage in until they catch themselves doing it because it’s so ingrained, that we also desperately need to fix.”

  8. Ben Kritz

    Manila Times columnist Ben Kritz talks politics, science and technology, economics, and more — visit his site for opinionated deep dives on current events in the U.S. and Philippines.

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  9. Longreads Best of 2017: All of Our No. 1 Story Picks

    Looking for some good reading during the holiday season? Here’s every story that was chosen as number one in Longreads’ Weekly Top 5 email.

    By Kjell Reigstad
  10. John Pavlovitz

    A North Carolina-based pastor, John Pavlovitz writes on the noisy, messy intersection of faith, politics, and social justice in the U.S.

  11. I’m Black, and I think Richard Spencer Should Speak At The University of Michigan

    “Let him expand upon all his twisted thoughts and ideals on a grand stage. Let him see just how meaningless his words really are, because at the end of the day he can’t change what we are.”

  12. Global Catastrophe Is Just Two Melted Glaciers Away

    In a widely shared article, Grist writer and meteorologist Eric Holthaus warns about the rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers and the devastating floods that could ensue.

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  13. Transforming Energy Use in the Wake of a Natural Disaster

    Post-Hurricane Harvey, Andrew Campbell of the University of California – Berkeley’s Energy Institute sees opportunity — the opportunity to move Houston toward an energy-efficient future in a way that also helps with the community’s recovery.

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  14. Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

    Andrea Watson was a journalist at DNAinfo in Chicago — until suddenly there was no more DNAinfo. What’s next? More journalism. “I don’t know how to stop finding stories. Honestly, they find me. And when they do, I can’t turn my back on them.”

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  15. One Does Not Simply Add Ethics to Technology

    L. M. Sacasas’s essay reminds us that the tension between technology and ethics isn’t new — we’re just coming back to it these days with new questions and new challenges.