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Simone Biles Just Demonstrated a True Champion Mind-Set

Lindsay Crouse The New York Times
Biles joins a growing number of younger athletes, including her fellow Olympian tennis star Naomi Osaka, who are pushing against the traditional American narrative of gold at all costs, including the expense of their own mental or physical health.

The Problem of Pain

Sophie Pinkham Dissent
It’s easier to blame individuals for the opioid crisis than to attempt to diagnose and cure the ills of a society.

Media Bits and Bytes - July 27, 2021

Will Pegasus spyware take surveillance to a new level? Also the big comics rip-off, Forbes predicts next year's social media, and more

The Cornerstone - What is Living and What is Dead in the New Deal

Michael Kazin The Nation
In Why the New Deal Matters, the historian Eric Rauchway gives us his own interpretation and suggests how liberalism might rebound in the present. A Review of Why the New Deal Matters, By Eric Rauchway, Yale University Press; 2021