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August 21, 2014

St. Louis Police Killed Kajieme Powell Because They Were Following Insane Rules

There had to be a way for police to preserve his life.

The Story of How, and Why, Martha Stewart Became the Queen of Living Well

Stewart demands perfection from herself—and her acolytes.

This Is How Democrats Win on Obamacare

An embattled Democrat in a deeply conservative state is touting the program's benefits. He may have the right idea.

August 20, 2014

Unemployed Americans Are Miserable, and Republicans Are Making It Worse

Extending unemployment insurance would reduce the misery of the jobless.

Wrecking an Economy Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

They're getting a slap on the wrist when twhat they deserve is a jail sentence.

The History of "Sweetie" and 8 Other Old-Fashioned Terms of Endearment

Some of the weirdest, most fascinating terms of endearment from history. ("My dear little bag-pudding!")

Convicting Darren Wilson Will Be Basically Impossible

You can thank Missouri law for that. 

These Are the Craziest Conspiracy Theories About Ferguson

Michael Brown is still alive, and Obama is trying to start a civil war.

Canada's Government Won't Let Its Own Climate Scientists Speak to the Press

Prime Minister Stephen Harper really doesn't like bad news about global warming.

The Bizarre Life and Times of the Inventor of the Heimlich Manuever

And the mysterious enemy who tried to take him down.

Why Mitch McConnell Is Promising A Government Shutdown Fight—And Why It's Crazy

Republicans may find themselves at the height of their power under Obama, just as Obama reaches the point where he has the least to lose by calling their bluff.

Not So Fast: Don't Write Off the Case Against Rick Perry

Rick Perry wants you to think he's a victim of a political witchhunt. He's wrong.

Conservatives Are Furious That Liberals Are Trying to Register Ferguson Residents to Vote

“I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate," said Missouri's GOP director.

New Dads Get More Breaks than New Moms in the Office

25% of people found it "admirable" when a man took care of his kids. Only 3% thought so about women. 

August 19, 2014

"No One Treats African-Americans Worse Than We Treat Each Other"

The troubling self-flagellation in Ferguson's black community.

The Catholic Church Prefers Medieval Barbarism to Modern Abortion

Women can be strapped down and force-fed until their fetus comes to term.

Obama's Biggest Problem: Political ADD

The president's inability to focus on a single issue is hurting him with voters

Twitter Grief Is Real Grief

There's nothing wrong with mourning celebrities online.

The Home of the Future Is Here, And It's Pretty Stupid

Do you really need to tweet from your refrigerator? 

Vintage Photos by the Man Whom Ansel Adams Called a "Roving Genius of Mind and Mountains"

Seven stunning images from the mountaineer, explorer, cartographer, and aerial photographer Bradford Washburn.

Uber Just Hired Obama's Most Ruthless Political Genius

David Plouffe has a lot in common with his new company's fanatical CEO.

Obama Is Right to Speak Softly About Race, But Not About Ferguson's Militarized Police

There is no excuse for the president's tepid remarks about the police.

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