Self-esteem for owls, and Newt Gingrich on the heroin problem

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Newt Gingrich isn’t known for bipartisanship, but he’s found a broad consensus for his efforts to address the opioid-addiction epidemic, with measures that sound surprisingly liberal. A Turkish novelist looks at what happens when nations act out of fear. A young man learns about love from Motown’s finest songwriters, and an owl with a confidence problem pumps itself up.

Illustration by Rebecca Mock