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October 25, 2014

An Ebola Quarantine for New York

The governors give in to panic—and politics

October 24, 2014

Could You Handle the Psychological Toll of an Ebola Quarantine?

21 days in your house, and you can't come in contact with anyone.

Is 'Dracula Untold' An Islamophobic Movie?

If it’s not a larger-than-life action flick where America is saving the world from aliens, chances are Hollywood will get it all wrong.

Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder

We do not like to think about our decrepit and declining future—and so we end up unprepared for it.

An Empty Cocktail for Mitch McConnell

Drink as many as you like. You'll never get drunk.

We Already Know the Winner of Next Month's Election: Obamacare

The Republicans might take the Senate. So what?

For Women, The Internet Can Be a Scary Place

For men, online harassment means name-calling. For women it means being stalked.

What the Bronx's Lone Bookstore Means to America's Poorest Urban County

The borough’s lack of a literary institution is due to neglect, rather than disinterest.

Matt Yglesias Entirely Misunderstands Why the Book Publishing Industry Exists

And he paints a picture of a sad, sad literary world. 

The Blackwater Verdict Signals America's Growing Dependence on Wall Street to Wage War

In 2010, DOD obligated $366 billion to contracts—seven times the United Kingdom’s entire defense budget. 

Here's What Should Scare You About Ebola

We're up to four cases in the U.S. They're counting them by the thousands in Africa.

Young Doctors Can Be Courageous. They Can Also Be Careless.

Doctors really do make the worst patients.

October 23, 2014

The First Case of Ebola Has Been Diagnosed in NYC. Here's What We Know.

He got it in West Africa and you're probably not going to get it.

The Award for Dumbest Tweet About the NYC Ebola Case Goes to Someone Very Close to Ted Cruz

As a statement of fact, he was correct. But he was oh so wrong. 

America's Organ Transplant Law Is Criminally Unfair to Donors

More Americans have died waiting for an organ than died in WWI and II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

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