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April 16, 2014

OBAMACARE

The Republican Position on Obamacare Makes No Sense Anymore

Repealing Obamacare is still their goal—they're just a little ashamed of it now.

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

UKRAINE

Russia Has Basically Invaded Ukraine Again. Here's Why Kiev Isn't Shooting Back

When other countries are invaded, they fight back. So why isn't Ukraine?

BY JULIA IOFFE

RUSSIA

A Year After the Boston Bombing, U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Cooperation Is Only Getting Worse

They were never great to begin with. Now, tensions over Ukraine are making it worse.

BY LINDA KINSTLER

CRIME

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

BY EVE FAIRBANKS

FINANCE

The Toughest Cop on Wall Street You've Never Heard Of

How Benjamin Lawsky's making big bank pay.

BY DAVID DAYEN

INNOVATION

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

BY ANEESH CHOPRA

OBAMACARE

More Encouraging Numbers About Obamacare, Usual Caveats Apply

If the numbers are accurate, the Affordable Care Act is doing well. But that's a pretty big "if."

BY JONATHAN COHN

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

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