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February 28, 2015

What the West Got Wrong About Sex Education

It was too hot to handle—but not hot enough for students.

Can Republicans Finally Accept Gay Conservatives?

"There is certainly nothing wrong with being a gay conservative," says Log Cabin's executive director.

Black Storytellers Matter

A new documentary about playwright August Wilson evokes personal memories for a writer with shared Pittsburgh roots.

February 27, 2015

Why Leonard Nimoy Came to Embrace His Long, Prosperous Life as Spock

Several thousand actors have played Hamlet. Meanwhile, there will always be one true Spock.

The Islamic State Is Losing Iraq

A report from the war-torn country.

The Republican Plan to Win Over Millennials

Can conservatives reach an increasingly liberal generation? 

This Scientific Breakthrough Could Ruin Conservatives' Final Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage

No, children raised by gay parents aren't more likely to have emotional issues.

"Tom Steyer Is the Devil"

A dispatch from CPAC, a conference of climate deniers.

Rick Perry Is an Unemployment-Rate Denier

“The unemployment rate is a sham,” he declared. Wrong.

The Media Is Misinterpreting the ISIS Arrests in Brooklyn

How the vodka-and-sausage Muslims of central Asia are thwarting radicals there.

Why Did Hillary Clinton Give Republicans Such Easy Ammunition?

Yet another mistake from the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Report: Rebuilding Gaza "Could Take More Than 100 Years"

Oxfam blames the Israeli blockade and donors' broken promises.

February 26, 2015

Making Christianity Our National Religion Would Be Terrible for Christianity

And yet, 57 percent of Republicans support the idea.

The Next Subprime Crisis Will Ride on Four Wheels—Unless the Government Stops It

Subprime auto-lending is getting bigger every year—but it's not so big yet that the government can't stop it. 

Earth Has Now Had 30 Straight Years of Record Monthly Temperatures

Nobody under 30 has lived through a month when temperatures weren't higher than average. 

Why Republicans Shouldn't Mock Solar Power in 2016

Clean energy is growing—and so are the jobs.

February 25, 2015

Hollywood Needs a Black Superhero Fit for the Ferguson Era

A black superhero should be more than a black actor in a white superhero's costume.

Should Democrats Demand That Debbie Wasserman Schultz Step Down?

The Democratic National Committee chair has been causing the party headaches.

Reality TV's Millionaire Matchmaker Is An Unlikely Feminist Icon

“Are you going to remember your career advancements, or are you going to remember who loved you?” the Millionaire Matchmaker asked me over poached eggs.

Why Is It So Hard to Prove a Civil Rights Crime?

The Zimmerman case reveals the limits of the law—and foreshadows the Ferguson outcome.

February 24, 2015

The Failure of Macho Christianity

Will an infusion of masculinity rescue churches from declining attendance and changing gender roles?

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