This Week’s Best Reads
Eliza Gray, The New Republic
What will it take for America to accept transgender people for who they really are?
Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker
Sex, love, and loneliness on the Internet.
Ted Genoways, Mother Jones
First Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got canned.
Susan Berfield, Businessweek
It took four generations to build Anheuser-Busch, one of the most celebrated companies in America. And only one for it to come apart.
Lori Gottlieb, The Atlantic
Obsessing over our children's happiness may doom them to miserable adulthoods.
John Cook, Gawker
According to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual precursor to Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the "prejudices of network news" and deliver "pro-administration" stories to heartland television viewers.
Kristen Lombardi, Newsweek
The troops returning from Afghanistan this year face a bleak homecoming: The nation's commitment to their families is flagging—particularly at the broken-down schools that serve soldiers' kids.