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Man and Superman

In athletic competitions, what qualifies as a sporting chance?

Sep 2013
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The Gift of Doubt

Albert O. Hirschman and the power of failure.

Jun 2013
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In Plain View

How child molesters get away with it.

Sep 2012
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Slackers

Alberto Salazar and the art of exhaustion.

Jul 2012
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Baby Steps

Do our first three years of life determine how we’ll turn out?

Jan 2000
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The Tweaker

The real genius of Steve Jobs.

Nov 2011
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Creation Myth

Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation.

May 2011
From the Web

“Psychic Benefits” and the NBA Lockout

The author of The Tipping Point explains why owning a basketball franchise has always been a bad business—and ought to stay that way.

Aug 2011
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At NIH, an Unprecedented Ethics Investigation

New Questions Involving Scientist Robert Gallo and Discovery of HIV Being Probed.
Aug 1990
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The Pitchman

Ron Popeil and the conquest of the American kitchen.

Oct 2000
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Overdrive

Who really rescued General Motors?
Nov 2010
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Small Change

Oct 2010
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N.J. Governor’s “Miracle” Budget Shifts Burden to the Future

Sep 1994
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Remaking Welfare

In states’ experiments, a cutting contest.

Mar 1995
From the Web

Entrepreneur Uses Wits and Roots to Dodge Tax Laws

Indian status helps Smokin’ Joe exploit loophole.

Apr 1995
From the Web

The Case for Going Belly-Up

What D.C. can learn from a bankrupt Boston suburb.
Dec 1994
From the Web

Sheik and 9 Others Convicted in N.Y. Bomb

Oct 1995
From the Web

Children’s Testimony No Longer Gospel in Day-Care Abuse Cases

Sep 1995
From the Web

Social Justice Theme Marks Papal Visit

Stressing care for the have-nots, Pope dives into political debate.

Oct 1995
From the Web

Potholes on the Road to a New Federalism

In New York City, airport traffic slogs along, waiting for train line.
Oct 1995
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Symbol of Suburban Separatism

Until teen’s death, mall had refused bus stop for inner-city shoppers.

Feb 1996
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U.S. to New York: It’s Still Dutch Treat

Balance of taxes to services favors Washington—so does the rhetoric.

Mar 1996
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Hiring Practices Undercut Inner-City Poverty Efforts

Outsiders Get the Jobs in Some Urban Revivals.

Mar 1996
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Slain Teacher Left Final Lesson in Kindness

Mar 1996