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August 22, 2014

Ferguson's Schools Are Just as Troubling as Its Police Force

And the city won't heal until we fix them too.

Sitting With E.M. Forster While He Had His Portrait Sketched

This writer had the pleasure of chatting with the novelist one summer afternoon.

August 21, 2014

The Prosecutor in the Michael Brown Case Must Go

Robert McCulloch should step aside, precisely because the facts of the case are so murky

The Future of College Is Not As Bleak As You Think

"Is College Doomed?" asks The Atlantic. No, it's not.

Paul Ryan and the Tea Party Are Breaking Up

It's no longer a matter of if the full movement will turn on him. It's a matter of when.

What Getting Arrested in Ferguson Is Like

Meghan Flannery on her arrest in Ferguson and time in jail.

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. 

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