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April 16, 2014

SCANDAL

Penn State Is Still Feeling Pretty Good About Hiring Florida State's President

The university says it's not reconsidering its presidential pick. 

BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER

EVOLUTIONARY THEORY

LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED

Janet Yellen Is Looking Out for the Long-Term Unemployed

Congress may not be providing them much help. But Yellen is doing all she can.

BY DANNY VINIK

ECONOMICS

Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite

Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.

BY MARC TRACY

PHOTOS

Balloons and Bodybuilders: A Fresh Look at Modern Afghanistan

Afghan Tales, a traveling photo exhibition, aims to counter the stereotypical vision of Afghanistan with images of daily life in the war-torn country.

BY MAIA BOOKER

POLITICS

Bloomberg's Going Long on Gun Control. But 2014 Comes First.

4 big things you need to know about Everytown for Gun Safety.

BY ALEC MACGILLIS

UKRAINE

The U.S. Is Being Routed by Russia in the Information War Over Ukraine

Russian jokes will defeat American earnestness every time.

BY KEVIN ROTHROCK

RELIGION

Religious Believers' Favorite New Book Is a Failed Argument for God

If God wants us to know him, He wouldn’t require this three-step tomfoolery.

BY JERRY A. COYNE

LAWLESSNESS

Renegade Rancher Cliven Bundy Is Nothing Like Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi led a fight for basic rights. Bundy wants his cattle to be able to graze on government land.

BY DANNY VINIK

SECURITY STATES

Which Federal Agency Controls Cybersecurity? The Answer May Surprise You.

How the infitration by a Russian criminal organizaion of Wyndham Hotels led to a major development in cybersecurity policy.

BY PAUL ROSENZWEIG

DISPUTATIONS

Historians Need to Learn to Hold Two Ideas About LBJ at Once

We need to consider his great deeds and terrible deeds side by side.

BY DAVID GREENBERG

UKRAINE

Vladimir Putin Is Accidentally Bringing Eastern and Western Ukraine Together

Eastern Ukrainians want stability more than anything. Putin is causing the opposite.

BY LEONID RAGOZIN

OBAMACARE

This Just In: Uninsured in Red States Getting Shaft From Lawmakers

The states that need the most help aren't getting it, thanks to conservatives and their friends at the Supreme Court.

BY JONATHAN COHN

April 15, 2014

RACE

The Right Needs to Take Its Racial Blinders Off

The left-right race argument can become less cacophonous than it is. But not through a process of phased, mutual disarmament. 

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

LAW

The 9/11 Trial at Guantanamo Has Become a Tragicomedy

Accusations that the FBI may be spying on defendents causes yet another delay.

BY DAVE CULLEN

TV

BOOKS

GENDER

'They Grab You...But It's Okay'

A new study shows how teens learn to rationalize sexual violence.

BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER

DEATH

Do Jewish Men Postpone Death Until After Passover?

dwindling number of American Jews will bother attending a Passover Seder this year—but some may postpone their own deaths to take part in one.

BY ALICE ROBB

OBAMACARE

Today's Obamacare Conspiracy Theory and Why You Should Be Skeptical

Obamacare critics are furious and even some of the law's supporters are dumbfounded about some news that broke on Tuesday, via a story by Robert Pear in the New York Times. BY JONATHAN COHN

TAXES

The U.S. Tax Code Drags Millions of Childless Workers Into Poverty

Between income taxes and the paltry EITC, childless workers are being hurt by the tax code.

BY DANNY VINIK

POLITICS

That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz

Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era get an 'F' in history.

BY MIKE KONCZAL

DISPUTATIONS

Celebrating LBJ Amounts to Imperial Myopia

To award LBJ a place in the liberal “pantheon,” one has to be afflicted with a kind of nationalist, if not imperial, myopia.

BY MICHAEL KAZIN

MEDIA

The Pulitzers Didn’t "Vindicate" Anything Except Good Journalism

"Awarding a prize to a newspaper that covered a hurricane does not somehow vindicate the hurricane.”

BY MARC TRACY

SECURITY STATES

The Guardian and Washington Post Don't Deserve Pulitzers Just for Sparking a Debate

The Post's NSA coverage has been the opposite of insightful.

BY BENJAMIN WITTES

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