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September 30, 2014

An Alzheimer's Reading List

A reading list for anyone who wishes to better understand—and love—a person touched directly or indirectly by dementia. 

This Ad for a New Republic T-Shirt Had One Reader Up in Arms

This ad for a New Republic t-shirt had readers up in arms.

The War Against the Islamic State Is About to Hit $1 Billion

And there's no plan for how this will end.

Solar Power Could Provide Almost One-Third of World's Electricity Within a Few Decades

New reports reveal it could wean us off coal, as long as we take action now.

September 29, 2014

7 Charts That Prove Obamacare Is Working

Proof that Obamacare is changing healthcare for the better in this country.

Hong Kong Has Split Into Two Worlds

Behind the barricades, everyone knows each other and works together.

What Hong Kong's Protests Mean for Mainland China

The Chinese government is too repressive, and the Chinese people too politically inexperienced, for a pro-democracy movement to take hold anytime soon.

The Pharmacy School Bubble Is About to Burst

One of America's most reliable professions is producing too many graduates and not enough jobs

This Is What's the Matter With Kansas

Sam Brownback tried to create a conservative utopia. He created a conservative hell instead.

Watch: Here's What It's Really Like for a Transgender Person to Transition

A transgender woman discusses the challenges she faced while transitioning, both in the workplace and in her own home. 

The Best Birth Control Method for Your Teenage Daughter

It has the lowest rate of failure of any birth control method out there.

An Awesome History of Food as a Weapon, in Cartoons

Eve gave Adam the apple and it was all downhill from there.

Joe Scarborough: In Manhattan, "People Thank God for David Koch"

"In Manhattan ... people thank God for David Koch"

Killing the "Nuclear Option" Will Not Save the Senate. It Will Ruin Obama's Final Two Years.

Don't trust Republicans who want to restore the 60-vote filibuster.

Video: The Ridiculous Meaning of Europe's Flag, Explained

Nothing on it represents anything. It's just...stuff.

This Year's Biggest Border Crisis Is Far From the U.S.

Nearly 300,000 Syrian refugees have entered Turkey in just a few weeks.

Anne Sinclair: 'I Don’t Believe That the French Jews Are Fleeing'

"I don’t believe that the French Jews are fleeingit’s absolutely untrue"

Conservatives Are Furious Over the New A.P. History Curriculum

And worried that it condones civil disorder

Stephon Marbury Is Starring in a Chinese Musical About Himself

“You leave America, then you go someplace else, you begin to create something totally different.” 

Don't Laugh Off Hank Greenberg's Ridiculous AIG Lawsuit

It could be our best chance to learn what really happened during the financial crisis.

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