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March 26, 2015

Give Up, Evangelicals. The Republican Party Isn't Going to Help You.

The GOP establishment lets them down every time—and will again in 2016.

The Long, Ugly History of Racism at American Universities

We've made progress. But we haven't gone far enough. 

Luxury Brands Are Status Symbols Only If You Can’t Afford Them

Why rich people are embracing minimalism, and the rest of us are Googling "Ralph Lauren" and "David Yurman."

March 25, 2015

Never Forget the Triangle Factory Fire—It's Why We Have Unions

When you hear politicians rail against the sins of organized labor, remember this 1911 disaster.

Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare. That's Not Hypocritical, But It Is Heartless.

There is a story here—just not the one his critics think.

The Supreme Court Just Sided with Pregnant Working Women

A big win for working women in a 6—3 decision. 

Stop Using College Students as Political Pawns

Stop making college campuses rallying points for political gripes.

Food Snobs Like Mark Bittman Aren't Even Hiding Their Elitism Anymore

A new column shows what's wrong with the eat-local movement. 

David Brooks Was Right: Anti-Semitism Is a Different Evil

But it's not worse than other bigotries.

The Budget Gimmick That Will Save Washington

A Republican senator dropped a hint last week.

March 24, 2015

Don't Fall in Love 10,000 Miles From Home

Throw pillows don’t offer advice on where to go when the things dearest to your heart—your given family, your chosen family, your work—are all in different places. 

There Is No Such Thing as a Humane Execution

Every time we argue over how best to kill inmates, we become a less perfect union.

A Half-Baked Homage to Nicholson Baker

Critcism that is as much about the act of writing as the book.

Republicans Are Responsible for Netanyahu Now

Speaker Boehner, care to comment on his race-baiting?

What Ted Cruz's White House Science Fair Would Look Like

This igloo proves that global warming doesn't exist!

Everything Is Going According to Plan for Ted Cruz

A dispatch from the Texas senator's speech at Liberty University.

Mom Jeans Are Back. It's About Time.

Good riddance, skinny jeans!

A Poet Turned Michael Brown's Autopsy Report Into Click-Bait as Performance Art

How should we think about Kenneth Goldsmith's poetic remixes? 

This EPA Rule Will Save Thousands of Lives—if the Supreme Court Upholds It

A regulation decades in the making is at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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