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July 25, 2014

The Original Manuscripts of Two of the World's Most Famous Poems

A fascinating little note may change what you thought you knew about Coleridge. 

Jonathan Gruber: 'It Was Just a Mistake'

In 2012, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber said the same thing the law's critics now allege in a lawsuit. What gives? "I misspoke," he says.

Remarkable Photos of Toys Set Up To Mimic Real-Life War and Violence

Children describe the horror they see, and this photographer recreates it—with toys. Astonishing. 

Who Is the Real Paul Ryan?

Paul Ryan's new antipoverty agenda is inconsistent with his budget.

Arkansas Republicans Just Proved Why Obamacare Will Survive Despite This Week's Absurd Court Decision

We now have a real-world example of how quickly Republicans will cave if the Supreme Court torpedoes Obamacare.

Who Bears More Responsibility for the War in Gaza?

Hamas's rocket attacks may have been the immediate cause, but history tells a different story.

The Most Absurd Job Titles in America

Retail Jedi? These are pretty cringeworthy.

July 24, 2014

Send Your Kid to the Ivy League!

The New Republic article against elite education is destructive to my students.

The Hidden, Horrifying Impacts of Climate Change

These are the consequences you don't hear about.

This Is Paul Ryan's Best Idea Yet

It has support from senators Patty Murray and Marco Rubio as well as President Obama.

Huddling With Ukrainian Rebels in a Bunker on the Front Lines

"No way in hell we'll lay down our weapons while the fascists are still around ... "

Slumlord Millionaires

An exploitative new scheme to profit off the poor

The MH17 Disaster Is All America's Fault?

Ron Paul and 'The Nation' want the U.S. to stop blaming poor Russia.

Congress Is Almost as Dysfunctional as Ever

The August recess starts soon and Congress is still trying to combat two scandals and prevent another.

July 23, 2014

Why Are There No Female Sheldon Adelsons?

The real reasons for the absence of free-spending women political donors.

The Israeli Army Knew Gaza Was a "Ticking Bomb" Before War Broke Out

They were even developing a plan to improve conditions there.

The Innovation Myth

Why you can't engineer creativity with "innovation districts."

Strangely Beautiful Photos of Tiny Bugs

Using science to photograph the tiniest beetles.

Republicans Always Listen to the Pentagon—Except When It Says Climate Change Is Real

When the DOD says it needs something, Republicans usually listen. Except on this issue.

Chart: Russia Is Insanely Dependent on Oil and Gas Money

Here's why strict sanctions could hurt the Kremlin—and why they probably won't happen.

Did Congress Intend to Sabotage Obamacare? Just Ask Scott Brown.

Here's proof that conservatives are badly mistaken or lying when they say Congress meant to sabotage Obamacare.

Oil-Train Spills Are Worse Than Ever, and Obama's New Safety Rules Aren't Enough

The amount of oil being transported—and spilled—is at an all-time high, and federal regulation can't keep pace. 

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