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The (News) Edit

The thoughts and ideas made us pause, think and most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.

The news cycle is fast and furious—which is why we shifted through the recent noise and found a few articles we believe matter. These thoughts and ideas made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world. We hope they do the same for you.

What if there is no ethical way to act in Syria now?: “American intervention there has been tailored mostly to a narrow perception of American interests in stopping the threat of terror. But the fundamental questions are still unresolved: What exactly was the moral course of action in Syria?” (The Atlantic)

The U.S. has only accepted 11 Syrian refugees this year: “In 2017, the country let in 3,024. So far this year, that number is just 11. By comparison, over the same 3 1/2-month period in 2016, the U.S. accepted 790.” (NPR)

About the boys: Boys and young men are so routinely expected to betray their better natures, to smother their consciences, to renounce the best of themselves and submit to something low and mean. (The Guardian)

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