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August 29, 2014

What a Few Dollars Can Mean

It's a daily struggle.

August 28, 2014

Why the $#&@! Did Your Airline Cancel Your Flight Today? They Had a Very Good Reason.

An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it.

Can "Doctor Who" Survive an Older Leading Man?

Can "Doctor Who" survive an older leading man?

FedEx Refuses to Treat Your Friendly Delivery Guy Like a Real Employee

And an important new court ruling could change that.

Miss de Beauvoir, Meet 'Alien v. Predator'

The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins.

Russia Is Burying Soldiers in Unmarked Graves Just to Conceal Their Role in Ukraine

This kind of behavior is nothing new for the Russian army.

Putin Will Never, Ever Admit That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

Evidence of Russian casualties in Ukraine will not force the president's hand.

Kids Are Exposed to More Fat Shaming on TV Than Adults

Over 50 percent of the shows studied featured insults about people's weight. 

Remember This Moment When the Next Financial Crisis Strikes

The SEC could have fixed our broken rating agencies. It whiffed.

Release the Full, Horrific Video of a 9-Year-Old Killing Her Gun Instructor With an Uzi

Americans should see what carnage their gun laws have wrought.

In America Today, a 9-Year-Old Girl Can't Play Alone in a Park But She Can Play With an Uzi

Parents can be locked up for the former, but not the latter. What a double standard.

Graham Greene's Prescient War-Reporting from Vietnam Predicted How Badly It Would Go

"The war will be decided by men who never waded waist-deep in fields of paddy."

Two More Signs that the GOP and Tea Party Are One

It's bad politics for the Republicans, but the rest of us will suffer the consequences.

Yes, Republicans Are Threatening a Government Shutdown Fight

Republicans don't have to utter the words "government shutdown" to get their message across.

Why Aren't Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person.

As a population that has experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.

August 27, 2014

Pass This Bill or a Sick Waiter Will Sneeze on Your Food

It would help stressed-out workers and the businesses that employ them. Hey, Democrats, are you paying attention?

I Have Two Nightmares About a Palestinian State

That there won't be one—and that there will be one.

Obama Was Wrong. The Era of Humanitarian Intervention Is Not Over.

Obama thought he could end humanitarian intervention. He was momentously wrong.

You Can Glimpse the Post-Apocalypse in This Photo From Gaza

There are places on Earth where people have already adapted to what might be termed the pre-post-apocalyptic present.

In 12 Years, China Built More Houses Than There Are In All of the U.K.

Is the convergence of central planning, capitalism, and construction getting out of hand?

Did Mitch McConnell Just Admit That Obama Would Beat Him In A Supreme Court Confirmation Fight?

Mitch McConnell doesn't sound very confident that he can defeat Obama's Supreme Court nominees.

Stop Twisting Republican Quotes. They're Not Threatening Another Government Shutdown.

Some reporters seem to have bought into the Democrats' campaign rhetoric

GOP Extremism Isn't Just Hurting America. It's Hurting Our Planet.

Republicans are putting all the world's people at risk now.

Horrifying Photos of China's Dog-Eating Festival—and the Activists Who Are Trying to Stop It

Warning: Some of these photos are upsetting. But some of them are inspiring, too.

Democrats Shouldn't Seek Revenge for Republican Redistricting. They Should Offer This Deal Instead.

If Democrats rout the GOP in 2020, they should take the high road.

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