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August 4, 2015

Arguing Against Evil

Liberal hawks and neocons' Congress for Cultural Freedom delusion.

Attacking Obama's Climate Plan Won't Save America's Dying Coal Industry

The war on coal is a mirage, but the GOP's war on the EPA and Obama is real.

All Work and No Pay

Writing is rarely considered a serious occupation. Why?

August 3, 2015

Sex, Lies, and the Internet

Jonathan Franzen’s reckoning with his literary inheritance.

"I Am Cait" Divides Audiences Along Political Lines

Conservatives and liberals watch E!'s reality show differently. 

Camille Cosby’s Loyalty Confounds a New Generation

On Bill and Camille Cosby, marital strife, and toxic relationships.

How to Make Millennial Dads Less Gender-Traditional

America has gotten its progress backwards: Traditional gender roles have dissolved in the home, but are enforced by the state and workplace. 

The Last Defining Court Battle of Obama's Presidency

Will the business-friendly Supreme Court gut his climate legacy?

August 2, 2015

The Jihadist of Copenhagen

Why a young man in one of the happiest countries on earth committed a brutal act of terrorism.


July 31, 2015

Paid Leave This Week: Millennial Dads Discover That Work-Life Balance is Hard

Most millennial men think men and women should share caregiving responsibilities equally—in theory.

A Winter Olympics in Snowless Beijing Will Be an Environmental Disaster

The Chinese capital will have to create all of its snow.

What’s David Foster Wallace Doing in a Bromance Movie?

The End of the Tour is mostly about candy and male-bonding. 

Bernie Sanders's Blind Spot on Race Was Imported From Scandinavia

The limits of democratic socialism in America today.

The Hilarious ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel Is Netflix’s First Reboot Success

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a collection of silly gags that do more than just rely on our nostalgia.

Campus Police Are Armed and Empowered

Why would a University of Cincinnati officer pull over a non-student motorist for a minor infraction?

Bernie Sanders Is Starting to Talk About Race—Awkwardly

He’ll need to do more to appeal to minority voters.

July 30, 2015

Angry About Cecil the Lion’s Death? Take It Out on the Republican Congress.

The GOP is waging a war on the Endangered Species Act, and on the agency charged with enforcing it.

Donald Trump Isn’t The First Know Nothing to Capture American Hearts

His xenophobia has a long political history. 

China’s Most Censored Author Published His Riskiest Book Yet

For a year, Yan Lianke has been feted by the Chinese government—at the same time that he’s been punished.

The Untold Inner Life of the First Politician to Embrace his Jewishness

A new book stitches together the public and private lives of France's first Jewish Prime Minister.

The Long March Toward Medicare

Medicare and Medicaid became law 50 years ago today. It took nearly as long make it so.

Ray Rice Doesn’t Deserve a Second Chance in the NFL

A pro football career should not be a reward for a domestic abuser’s contrition.

July 29, 2015

Scott Walker's Philly Screwup Wasn't Ordering American on His Cheesesteak

There's nothing wrong with that. But cutting the line, and leaving a mess? How rude.

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