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Mark LeVine sees in the French riots “a microcosm of the larger struggles of Muslims…to integrate into a globalized order from which they have been marginalized for decades, even centuries.” (LINK)

Andrew Testa, in a stunning photo essay, portrays Thailand’s sea gypsies, who outsmarted the tsunami but could be swept away by an even greater force–modernity.
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Jack Hitt confers the Aaron Burr Award for Constitutional Devotion on…Tom DeLay? Rick Santorum?
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Bill Hogan introduces Dr. Gilbert Ross, onetime jailbird and now America’s most aggressive debunker of legitimate scientific research.
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Clint Hendler warns of Republican attempts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. (LINK)

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