1. Al Qaeda and ISIS are locked in an ideological war, and for once, it’s good to be their mutual enemy.
By Daniel Byman and Jennifer Williams in Lawfare
2. For the millions left behind by America’s new economy, disability claims — legitimate or otherwise — are skyrocketing.
By Chana Joffe-Walt in Planet Money by National Public Radio
3. Maybe universities shouldn’t measure prestige by the number of applicants they turn away.
By Jon Marcus in the Hechinger Report
4. When younger women have heart attacks, they’re twice as likely to die as their male counterparts. Is medicine’s gender bias to blame?
By Maya Dusenbery in Pacific Standard
5. Can the triumph and tragedy of soccer help Harvard students appreciate the humanities?
By Colleen Walsh in the Harvard Gazette
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