'Middle Out': What's With Obama's Tepid New Slogan?
July 24, 2013
Today, in a much-hyped speech, President Barack Obama will take another stab at storytelling.
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup.
Reforming Michelle Rhee
July 08, 2013
John DeBerry Jr., a veteran House member in Tennessee, has never been fond of fundraisers. Handshakes, not dollars, make the difference in his stretch of Memphis, where he has been campaigning the old-fashioned way for nearly 20 years.
Snoopy, Snoopier, Snoopiest
June 18, 2013
How should you feel about the latest invasions of privacy? We asked Jeffrey Rosen to give us a tip sheet for the scandals.
Did Ritalin Make Kids in Quebec Dumber?
June 14, 2013
ADHD meds like Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, and Vyvanse have been called "smart pills" for their ability to bestow superhuman powers of concentration. In the U.S.
The Supreme Court Reveals its Ignorance of Genetics
June 13, 2013
The Supreme Court decided today that human gene sequences cannot be patented, invalidating some of Myriad Genetics's patent claims on the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Inside the NRA's Zany Press Conference
December 21, 2012
TV viewers saw a single rambling man at a podium. But at the NRA's disastrous press conference about Newtown, there was so much more crazy on display.
Welcome to America’s Most Gerrymandered District
November 08, 2012
Maryland’s 3rd congressional district, the most gerrymandered in the nation, is a Rorschach test in the most literal sense. The Washington Post called it a “crazy quilt.” A local politician compared it to “blood spatter from a crime scene.” A federal judge said it reminded him of a “broken-winged pterodactyl, lying prostrate across the center of the state.” DCist suggested we ditch metaphor altogether and change the word “gerrymander” to “Marymander.” It would be an apt name.