What to check out this week: From a fierce defense of anti-Iran laws to another gender-inferiority theory

After a yearlong run, Wall Street Journal’s archives provide endless delight for you, the consumer. Check out last week’s stunning dinner party reportage, and remember there’s plenty more work on its way! Each of these short stories is timeless, clever, and inspiring.

Think of this weekly selection as a reminder of what the Wall Street Journal can do. With truly unique storytelling—often with some blockbuster breaking news—the newspaper is a must-read. Here are our top favorites from this week’s edition:

Why Instacart uses quotes from famous authors to win a customer’s heart, via Nicole Friedman.

As health care scandals continue to hit headlines, Paul Farhi reports on how soon after Jonathan Gruber’s quotes were used to create the Affordable Care Act’s “single-payer” component, they were used to build a new law, too.

From Rice University economist Scott Sumner, is there another gender-inferiority theory out there?

Meryl Merritt tells the story of what happened when a 9-year-old in New York City ran afoul of the landlord of her local coffee shop.

Defending a Federal Fraud Law for Today’s Wider Problems, Karen Leland.

Finally, cybersecurity is up-in-arms, and the United States government is looking to have President Donald Trump declare China a currency manipulator. Here is the House of Representatives’ $716 billion State Department spending bill, which includes $10 million for the Communications Accountability Office—the independent watchdog that brought down 2016’s Iran nuclear deal.

And, our daily cannabis digest, report from the front lines in Canada.

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