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  • Tony Blair

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the debate over whether climate change will cause a spike in violent crime? Mick Dumke

• That charter school students here are 11 times more likely to be expelled than students in traditional public schools? Steve Bogira

• In the Guardian, this damning assessment of Tony Blair’s political career since leaving Downing Street? Ben Sachs

• About attempts to revive the passenger pigeon? Aimee Levitt

• Patton Oswalt on how Bill Hicks made his voice heard in the saturated, overwrought comedy clubs of the 80s and early 90s? Kevin Warwick

• Marilyn Hagerty’s review of the Ruby Tuesday in Grand Forks, North Dakota? (“There is a lot to like and a little to criticize at Ruby Tuesday.”) Gwynedd Stuart

• About the guy who has eaten only pizza for 25 years? Brianna Wellen