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October 5, 2015

Is an Amy Schumer Essay Collection Worth $10 Million?

The logic behind publishers’ massive celebrity book deals 

Why CEOs Won’t Stop Earning Such High Salaries Anytime Soon

It's a disgrace. Here are a few reasons why it still happens. 

How the Rich Profit from Natural Disasters

A geophysicist explains earthquakes, cyclones, floods inflict most damage on the poorest in society. 

Will the Supreme Court’s New Term Deliver the Next Great Dissent?

Some of the most influential opinions in the Court’s history have been written by those who disagree.

The Case Against Free College

Free college is paid for by the working class people that don't attend.

October 4, 2015

First, Let’s Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos's radical experiment to reinvent the American workplace.

October 3, 2015

Here’s Why No One Can Agree on the Number of Mass Shootings

What's the difference between a "mass shooting" and a "mass killing"?

Pope Francis's Public Transformation on LGBT Rights

This past week’s drama has overshadowed his significant shift on same-sex marriage and other LGBT issues.

October 2, 2015

Liberals Are Unfairly Taking Jeb Bush's "Stuff Happens" Out of Context

There are plenty of problems with his statement about the Oregon massacre, but that wasn't one of them.

Paid Leave This Week: Moms Are More Likely Than Childless Women to Want A Top Corporate Job

Something is stopping women from reaching the C-suite, and it’s not kids.

Donald Trump for Speaker of the House

Trump, not Kevin McCarthy, should replace John Boehner. Really!

The Democratic Party Isn’t as Racist as the GOP. That’s Not Saying Much.

The Democratic Party isn't as progressive as you think.

Citizens United's Legal Roots Lie in the Jim Crow Supreme Court

The justices granted corporations the very same constitutional protections that were denied black Americans.

President Obama Wants to Make Gun Control a "Political Choice." Oregon Already Has.

Oregon voters booted gun-control opponents out of office in 2014, and passed a background-check law as a result. 

This Louisiana Rapper Claims He Started the Bernie Craze

And he just released a new song endorsing the presidential candidate: “Feel the Bern."

Margaret Atwood's Wonderfully Trashy Dystopia

The Heart Goes Last is a tale of marriage and surveillance.

Philippe Petit's Twin Towers Stunt Is Dramatic Gold

The Walk, for all its visual spectacle, leaves Joseph Gordon-Levitt no room to actually act.

Why Are Liberals Obsessed With Using Contraception to Fight Poverty?

Having a child shouldn’t be considered an extravagance like buying a yacht.

October 1, 2015

A Skeptic's Guide to Media Coverage of Mass Shootings

Here's what I learned from 16 years' experience covering massacres—and making some of these mistakes.

Sorry, Blue Apron. The Joys of Cooking Can’t Fit in a Box.

Mail-order meal kits might be easy, but they take all the fun out of the kitchen.

Condolences and Prayers: How Republicans Ignore Gun Control After Mass Shootings

The GOP presidential candidates—and Bernie Sanders—are following the same playbook after the Oregon shooting.

Donald Trump Is Right: Mass Shootings Have Become More Frequent

“It’s happening more and more," he said. "Years back, I just don’t remember these things happening."

140 Characters Are More Than Enough

Twitter is considering changing the length of tweets. That's a bad thing. 

Ben Carson on Climate Change: "Gravity, Where Did it Come From?"

This man could be the next Republican presidential nominee.

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