How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Imprisonment Changed American Politics Forever

Stephen and Paul Kendrick’s “Nine Days” recounts a brief episode of the civil rights movement that had a surprisingly lasting impact.

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Trump Objects to Commission’s Virtual Debate Plan

The Commission on Presidential Debates said the second presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, would be virtual, because of virus concerns. Trump called the plan “ridiculous” in a Fox Business interview.

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The Bumbling 1960s Data Scientists Who Anticipated Facebook and Google

In “If Then,” the historian Jill Lepore recounts the story of the Simulmatics Corporation, which tried to use primitive computing power to shape Americans’ behavior.

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Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates

They’ve become unrevealing quip contests.

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