Jenny Han on how the 2016 election led to the third To All the Boys book

Jenny Han on how the 2016 election led to the third To All the Boys book

“I think I needed those feelings again. And I wanted to offer that feeling again to my readers.” New York City’s BookCon, the annual fan convention for readers, is always packed with enthusiastic YA fans. But the enthusiasm for Jenny Han, whose best-selling book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was the source material for Netflix’s smash hit movie last summer, is at another level. At this year’s convention, when Han sat down for…

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David French vs. Sohrab Ahmari and the battle dividing conservatives, explained

David French vs. Sohrab Ahmari and the battle dividing conservatives, explained

The fight isn’t about a National Review columnist. It’s about what conservatism is, and should be. Over the past month or so, the world of intellectual conservatism — and movement conservatism more broadly — has been rocked by two separate and apparently distinct arguments that have churned in Twitter feeds and conservative opinion magazines. On the surface, the debates appear unrelated. One is centered on National Review writer David French, a conservative who became the…

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The border is in crisis. Here’s how it got this bad.

The border is in crisis. Here’s how it got this bad.

There really is something unprecedented — and deadly — happening at the US/Mexico border right now. But the threat is to migrants themselves. Donald Trump’s constant temper tantrums about the US/Mexico border have become the background noise of his administration. Even as he reaches for more and more drastic threats to try to “stop” the flow of unauthorized migrants into the US — like the threat of a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming…

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How many Americans live on $2 a day? The biggest debate in poverty research, explained.

How many Americans live on $2 a day? The biggest debate in poverty research, explained.

No matter what — poverty is still way too high. How many people in America live on less than $2 a day? That seems like it ought to be a simple question to answer. And for much of the last decade, Princeton sociologist Kathryn Edin and University of Michigan social policy researcher Luke Shaefer have been using survey data to argue that a significant and rising share of American children live in households earning less…

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