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Border Patrol Nation

Life under the expanding watch -- and lucrative industry -- of Homeland Security.

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This Town

A political reporter's brief on the city Americans love to hate.

 

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The Oath

How the Roberts Court became the administration's most unpredictable opponent.

 

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Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

How we got to this grim pass in our political and economic system.

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Nixon's Court

A new interpretation of the former president's judicial policy.

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Before Roe v. Wade

A journalist and a law professor collect documents that illuminate one of our era's most divisive court battles.

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Strong Horses and Small States

Two recent books about conflict in the Middle East reveal the limitations of thinking simplistically about the region.

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Beyond Ideology

A new book grapples with the question of why our legislative branch has been so frequently gridlocked. Read more...

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Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and The National Security State

Did the creation of the nuclear bomb turn the Executive Branch into a dictatorship?

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July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).