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Roundup



  • Why do we keep talking about Joe Biden's age?

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Age is seen as a weakness that we unfairly ascribe to millions of people. And that prejudice enfeebles all of us, no matter how old we are.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editor of HNN.



  • The Necessary Radicalism of Bernie Sanders

    by Jamelle Bouie

    Conflict was the engine of labor reform in the 1930s. And mass strikes and picketing, in particular, pushed the federal government to act.



  • On 9/11, Luck Meant Everything

    by Garrett M. Graff

    When the terrorist attacks happened, trivial decisions spared people’s lives—or sealed their fate.



  • On or off, peace talks with the Taliban spell disaster for Afghanistan

    by Ali A. Olomi

    With tweets on Saturday, President Trump killed secretly planned peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David. If history is any indication, the consequences of the Trump administration’s reckless attempt at an agreement and even hastier reversal will be borne out by Afghans themselves — a reality that Afghans know all too well.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editor of HNN.



  • The Original Evil Corporation

    by William Dalrymple

    The East India Company, a trading firm with its own army, was masterful at manipulating governments for its own profit. It’s the prototype for today’s multinationals.