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July 29, 2014

The College Ranking Industry Is Conning You

Money magazine's new list is just as bad as U.S. News & World Report's.

Rick Perry's Decision to Send the National Guard to the Border Still Makes No Sense

They can't make arrests. So they can't actually do anything. 

The U.S. Is Accidentally Pushing Kurdistan Toward Independence From Iraq

Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure.

Congress Is Running out of Time to Pass These Necessary Bills

The two sides have actually made some progress on two big issues, but the toughest one still remains.

Why Are Conservative Health Journalists Covering for Halbig Truthers?

Conservative health writers are repudiating their own reporting to back this ridiculous Obamacare lawsuit argument.

If Republicans Were Serious About Spending Less, They'd Act on Climate Change

The longer we wait, the more it costs us. Welcome to the White House's latest argument in favor for climate change action.

House Republicans Are Helping People (and Corporations) Cheat on Their Taxes

And they say they're concerned about the deficit ...

July 28, 2014

One More Clue that the Obamacare Lawsuits Are Wrong

Here's what a key House staffer thought in 2010, while Congress was still writing the Affordable Care Act.

An Attack on the Ivy League Is an Attack on Meritocracy Itself

Ivy League schools tend to reward values and ideals that Americans would do well to rally behind.

The Coal Industry Has Been Fear-Mongering for 40 Years Now

These old newspaper ads prove the industry's predictions have always been wrong.

Who Killed This Woman?

Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.

Can World of Warcraft Save Higher Education?

Is World of Warcraft really the key to keeping students interested?

Philip Seymour Hoffman Is Haunting in His Last Major Role

'A Most Wanted Man' showcases the actor's uncompromising talent.

In Defense of Public Libraries

The importance of public libraries can't be exaggerated.

Inflation Hawks Have Been Wrong for Years. Should We Listen to Them Now?

Richard Fisher's track record of predictions is paltry.

In France, It Really Matters What Politicians Wear. Even Men.

François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim.

I'm a Laborer's Son. I Went to Yale. I Am Not "Trapped in a Bubble of Privilege."

The New Republic's Ivy League takedown ignored financial-aid students.

Dr. Strangelove Explains Why the Obamacare Lawsuits Make No Sense

If you're trying to make a threat, usually you tell somebody about it.

Europe's Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown

“Russia’s economy would collapse faster and quicker.”

Here's One Reason We Need Immigrants

Without them, the population of children in this country would be shrinking

July 27, 2014

Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead

If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?

Why Plane Disasters Won’t Make People Afraid of Flying

You'll forget about them in four to six months.

A Book By Jimmy Carter Led Me to Work for Richard Branson

'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk.

 

July 26, 2014

How Ravers Became the New Flower Children

How EDM became the feel-good music of a new generation.

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