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September 1, 2015

More Homework Won't Make American Students Smarter

Too much homework can have negative health effects on kids, and offers little reward.

How Digital Media Unionization Can—and Can’t—Strengthen the Labor Movement

An inside look into digital media's recent unionization efforts. 

August 31, 2015

Against Musicians' Biographies

We should listen to the life of a song, not its singer.

Is Obama's Alaska Trip His "Mission Accomplished" Moment on Climate Change?

The president has made climate change a centerpiece of his presidency, but environmentalists aren't happy.

The "Injustice Collectors": How to Understand Vester Flanagan’s Grievance-Filled Manifesto

The Virginia shooter's manifesto has a lot in common with those of past killers.

Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized in America

The government is more concerned with punishing sex workers than protecting them from abuse.

Here’s How We Can Reverse Wage Stagnation

The discrepancy between worker productivity and hourly wages is the largest it's ever been. Why?

Silent Reading Doesn't Exist

In the wake of disaster, a writer listens to the voice in his head.

August 30, 2015

The Rehabilitationists

A small band of determined academics have set out to persuade the Supreme Court to undo the New Deal—and have almost won.

The New Republic in the Lochner Era

Was the Supreme Court using its powers properly? Did its decisions reflect any real Constitutional principles?

August 28, 2015

Why Is Donald Trump Winning Over Evangelical Voters?

The fact that Donald Trump is pulling any Evangelicals says a lot about the state of the Republican Party.

The Flooding of America

Hurricane Katrina was not the first time a lack of foresight has caused flooding to disproportionately affect low-resource communities in the United States.

Republicans Come to Terms with Their Worst Trump Nightmare

They are now openly contemplating the possibility that Donald Trump could win.

Gun Control Advocates Make Slow Progress—Just Not in Washington

Efforts to push gun control in Congress have failed, but smaller reforms are taking hold in the states.

Elisabeth Moss’s New Film Explores the Psycho-Horror of Female Friendship

Queen of Earth gives us Elena Ferrante’s women trapped in a Lars von Trier film.

Who Put Me in the Ashley Madison Database?

I'm an investigative journalist. So when my email appeared in the Ashley Madison leak, I had to find out why. 

Why William Kristol Keeps Returning to Donald Trump

The Weekly Standard editor has gone from being Trump-curious, to anti-Trump, to, in his own words, “anti-anti-Trump.”

Paid Leave This Week: What It's Like to Have Cancer and a Baby While Working at Amazon

Plus: UPS for breastmilk, and new post-baby perks for management consultants.

Liberals Are Wrong to Separate Race from Class

Doing so undermines the cause of racial equality in general and the pursuit of equitable treatment in the criminal justice system in particular.

August 27, 2015

The Griot of New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, jazz musician Terence Blanchard tells the story of his hometown. 

A Majority of Gun Victims Know Their Assailant

Here are the victims of fatal gun violence we aren't talking about.

The Mystery of Patrick Modiano

The Nobel Laureate is known for his stories of missing persons—and even in his new memoir remains, himself, elusive. 

Australia Reduced Mass Violence by Confiscating Guns. In the U.S., Police Sell Them Back to Citizens.

One solution to gun violence isn't so simple in the United States.

The Thai Government Is Whitewashing the Bangkok Bombing to Reassure Tourists

The government has done everything in its power to convince the public that there's nothing to see here, everything is fine, let's all move on.

Joe Biden Can't Just Sell Himself as the Anti-Hillary

Running as the lovable vice president won’t win Biden the nomination.

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