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January 30, 2015

Warning to the 2016 GOP Field: "I'm Not a Scientist" Is a Recipe for Disaster

Voters tend to agree with Obama on the flimsy Republican excuse.

Porn Star Belle Knox Doesn't Know What Libertarianism Is. Neither Do Libertarians.

Libertarians don't even have a good definition of freedom.

Parenthood is Dead. Long Live the Sentimental Family Drama.

I may have been the sole stone-hearted viewer in America who watched all of last night’s series finale with dry eyes. 

January 29, 2015

Why Do Evangelicals Like James Inhofe Believe That Only God Can Cause Climate Change?

They're more likely to attribute extreme weather to the apocalypse.

Americans Support Scientists—They Just Don't Want to Listen to Them

This study proves what our politics have long suggested.

The New Republic's Legacy on Race

A historical reflection.

The Keystone Pipeline Debate Has Been About Everything Except Keystone

What were the last three weeks really about? Not the pipeline. 

Will Obama Put Boots on the Ground in Yemen?

The situation in Yemen has gotten worse. Will Obama opt for more direct intervention?

January 28, 2015

Above the Law, Under the Sheets

Undercover cops can't legally have sex with prostitutes, but they get awfully close.

Who Was the Real Lewis Carroll?

Can you ever really know an author? Should you need to?

Watch This Republican Senator Get Caught With His Pants Down Over Obamacare Subsidies

Senator John Barrasso clearly used to believe that states were entitled to subsidies.

It's Easy to Murder a Black Man in America and Get Away With It

The problem of "black-on-black" violence.

Republicans Are Still Trying to Redefine Rape

Their tactics have changed, that's all.

Pope Francis, Radical Leftist?

The rightwing backlash has begun.

Yahoo's Decision to Spin Off Alibaba Was a Sign of an Identity Crisis

When Marisa Mayer became company CEO, she added a mediagenic gloss to this ongoing question of company identity, but the question remains: What is Yahoo?

January 27, 2015

'The Americans' Is TV's Smartest Show About Parenthood

The show is more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television.

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