Western Illinois, Year 30 and Year 31, 2036-2038

Welcome back to our simulated dynasty with the Western Illinois Leathernecks in College Hoops 2K8. You can find a full explanation of this project + spoiler-free links to previous seasons here. Check out the introduction to this series from early April for full context. As a reminder, we simulate every game in this series and…Continue Reading

A New Theory of Western Civilization

Could a marriage policy first pursued by the Catholic Church a millennium and a half ago explain what made the industrialized world so powerful—and so peculiar? Judith Shulevitz October 2020 Issue The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous by Joseph Henrich Farrar, Straus and Giroux Tim EnthovenAround…Continue Reading

Western Illinois, Year 27, 2033-2034

Welcome back to our simulated dynasty with the Western Illinois Leathernecks in College Hoops 2K8. You can find a full explanation of this project + spoiler-free links to previous seasons here. Check out the introduction to this series from early April for full context. As a reminder, we simulate every game in this series and…Continue Reading

Choking air from Western fires just won’t ease up

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Relief from putrid, dangerous air spewing from massive wildfires across the West won’t come until later in the week or beyond, scientists and forecasters say, and the hazy and gunk-filled skies might stick around for even longer. People in Oregon, Washington and parts of California were struggling under acrid yellowish-green smog—the…Continue Reading

Western Union explores acquisitions

Choose your subscription Trial Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT’s trusted, award-winning business news Read more Digital Be informed with the essentialnews and opinion MyFT – track the topics most important to you FT Weekend…Continue Reading

Unquiet on the Western Front

(Phototreat/iStock/Getty Images Plus) There is trouble for Republicans in Texas — in November and beyond. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden has opened up a western front in the 2020 campaign, buying advertising in Texas, where some polls have him leading Trump and others have him within a few points of the president. The current…Continue Reading