Editor’s Note

Pakistan’s economy on a downward spiral; here’s why

Pakistan’s economy is on a downward spiral for the past couple of years. From the country’s massive debts, rampant corruption to unemployment, inflation and widening fiscal deficit — there seems to be a little hope for the Islamic country’s shaky economy. Case in point: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan-led government presented its first-ever Budget on Tuesday. Pakistan’s overall budget ...

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Did Nazi Germany’s Technology Turn America Into a Military Superpower?

efore the guns fell silent in 1945, the Allies had already drawn up plans for gathering as much German technology as they could take. The German war machine had caused untold destruction across the continent, and German technology was reputed to be cutting age. Weapons like the V-2 missile, the Me 262 jet fighter, and the Type XXI submarine seemed ...

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Christians in Egypt Attacked by Civilians Twice in One Week

While attacks on Christians in Egypt such as bombings of churches by Islamists break into our news cycles in the U.S., smaller attacks often go without making much of an impression in our media. Large-scale attacks, such as the Palm Sunday church bombings of 2017 where 44 people were killed, aren’t as frequent as the attacks on Egypt’s Coptic community ...

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Correct the record about chocolate popcorn

Charles Mudede decried the chocolate popcorn at Cinerama. “I will not eat that chocolate- covered popcorn. I think it’s an example of what’s wrong with our society,” Mudede’s quote read. “It’s the production of new crap we don’t need… So much ingenuity went into it. People sat around, thought it up, put it together, tested it, sold it. They could ...

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There was no SUN last month

There was no SUN last month. We originally planned to publish the Best of The Sun in January, to mark the beginning of our fourth year of publication. Then we decided against it for two seemingly contrary reasons: we couldn’t afford to print enough pages to do the idea justice, and we had second thoughts about anthologizing ourselves after only ...

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Will I find light in unexpected places?

I rearranged the office furniture last week, to make my surroundings simpler and let in more light. I was rearranging the furniture in my mind, too — straightening the crooked pictures, regarding the tattered beliefs that once fit in but now just blocked the light. There are so many rooms in me, so much light and fear. So much superstitious ...

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Inside the June Issue

By Ellen Rosenbush Marilynne Robinson on poverty; Alexander Chee, T Cooper, Garth Greenwell, T Kira Madden, Eileen Myles, Darryl Pinckney, Brontez Purnell, and Michelle Tea on Stonewall; and more une is our birthday month. In 2019 Harper’s Magazine marks 169 years of continuous publication. Throughout its history the magazine has been associated with an expansive roster of the most eminent ...

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The times favour me

Bill Shorten says. Speaking to Laura Tingle in his first in-depth press interview in many months, the Opposition leader is both candid and confident. He speaks as a man who has survived every insult and accusation that opponents have thrown at him, and as someone who has been able to set that stuff aside and instead think about what may ...

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Trump fires FBI director James Comey

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year’s election. The bombshell announcement that sent shock and surprise ricocheting through Washington ends the career of the man who ...

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Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya’s coast

KALAHAN DENG The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country’s northern coast near the city of Zawiya. Rescuers say a sole survivor was found near a torn rubber dinghy. Volunteers, who responded to a call yesterday morning, say they believe the individuals drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean ...

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