Sherry Tehrani (Cal State-Northridge): Welcome to the Amazon: Leading Online Retail from Local Tax Avoidance into Your Backyard. Ryan A.I. Valentin (Kentucky): Milk and Other Intoxicating Choices: Official State Symbol Adoption. Don’t you dare say "disruptive": Judith Shulevitz on how it's the most pernicious cliche of our time. Benjamin Wittes on how there's a perfectly good NSA defense that the Obama Administration isn't making. Hamilton Nolan on why The Revolution will not be Vice, “an ever-expanding machine for selling counterculture cool to the world's largest and most mainstream corporations”. Jonathan Chait on how modern vote suppression is better than Jim Crow, still pretty bad. David Wong on 7 reasons the news looks worse than it really is. A Republican cancer survivor sends his party a message on Obamacare. John Cassidy on Obama, Egypt, and the limits of pragmatism. After Bloomberg: What kind of city is the Mayor leaving to his successor? Small but deadly: The biggest extinction in history was probably caused by a space rock that changed the climate. Adam and Eve lived in Africa at the same time — but probably never met, scientists claim. Adam Thorpe reviews The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment by Peter H. Hansen. Pankaj Mishra on how The Need for Roots brought home the modern era's disconnection with the past and the loss of community.