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April 1, 2015

Scott Walker's "Aversion" to Dogs Proves He's Human After All

A letter of sympathy—and support—to the Wisconsin governor.

Why Won't Rand Paul and Chris Christie Take a Position on Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law?

All of the other presumptive Republican candidates for president have weighed in.

Is Ted Cruz Writing the Script to His Own Obamacare Horror Story?

Maybe he thinks the Supreme Court won't gut the law. Or maybe he's hoping it will, so he has a good story for the campaign trail.

March 31, 2015

A New York Restaurant Is Trying to Shame Home Cooks by Turning Food Scraps Into Fine Cuisine

The message this sends: The world’s great chefs can do more with vegetable scraps than home cooks can with prime cuts of meat and high-quality produce. 

Andy Borowitz Is the Only Comedian Qualified to Replace Jon Stewart

Who else could survive the internet outrage machine?

Anti-Jewish Jokes Don't Get a Pass Anymore

Trevor Noah and Lena Dunham learned that lesson the hard way.

Jay Z's Streaming Music Service Makes No Economic Sense

He thinks Spotify is the enemy, but it's really record labels like his.

The Real Consequences of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law

It's not about boutique wedding shops. What if Hobby Lobby refused to allow gay customers?

March 30, 2015

The Cruelly Brief Careers of Olympic Gymnasts Like Gabby Douglas

In 2012, Gabby Douglas was the adorable underdog at the London Olympics. This weekend, she was the veteran trying to make a comeback. 

Trevor Noah Is the Latest Sign of Late Night's International Wave

The South African comic can bring "The Daily Show" fresher targets than Fox News.

Should Young Writers "Wait Their Turn"? This Famous Old Writer Thinks So.

Cynthia Ozick's argument makes no sense in today's literary economy.

What I Learned by Becoming a Bodybuilder at Age 45

What do you learn when you use your own body in your research?

Ellen Pao Is Following Anita Hill's Example

How taking sexual discrimination claims public forces cultural change.

The Germanwings Mass Murder–Suicide Shows the Importance of Depression Intervention

“We’re social creatures. We’re looking for any way to connect.”

March 29, 2015

Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion

"I'm not a scientist" is no longer the go-to line.

March 28, 2015

The Internet Outrage Machine Is Finally Ready for Hillary

HRC Super Volunteers doesn't seem to be much more than an email address.

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