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These 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.

Celebrating Black history: “In recognition of Black History Month, here are Times articles from the past and present to bring awareness to the wealth of African-American history.” (The New York Times)

Why Senators rebel: “Maybe you love this president. Maybe you hate him. Maybe you hate him but represent a state that loves him. No matter: Team loyalty dictates that you give his picks every benefit of the doubt.” (The Atlantic)

Making sense of the GOP snooping memo controversy: “The latest political sandstorm in the Russia saga is over four pages of paper that have never seen the light of day. Here's what you need to know.” (NPR)

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How Democrats fall short in challenging Trump’s anti-immigrant fervor: “The phrasing seemed unintentionally to reaffirm the you/us divide, but the bigger issue is that the official Democratic response did not address immigration beyond the issue of Dreamers—because, it appears, congressional Democrats have little to say on the topic.” (The New Yorker)

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