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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.

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.

August 26, 2015

For Breitbart, It's Only a "Race Murder" If the Victims Are White

The conservative website's coverage of the live TV killing in Virginia is starkly different than of the Charlestown church massacre.

More People Should See Vester Flanagan Kill His Coworkers on Live TV

Our society unfortunately needs vivid reminders of the awesome, life-stopping power of firearms.

Don't Circulate Videos of the TV News Killing in Virginia

It's disrespectful of the dead, painful to their loved ones, and does nothing for gun control.

This Man Is Not Vester Flanagan, and the Media Put His Life in Danger

The rush to aggregate news can have frightening consequences for innocent people.

How Common Are Workplace Murders in America?

The killing of two TV journalists in Virginia was rare in several ways.

Is Your City Ready for the Next Katrina?

Tampa, Miami, and New York top the list. But New Orleans isn't far behind.

It’s Time to Tell the Stories of Women in Hip-Hop

Women’s considerable contributions to hip-hop deserve to be feted on their own terms.

August 25, 2015

Amy Klobuchar Wrote the “Lean In” of Political Memoirs

The Minnesota Senator's book doesn’t follow the “Woman Candidate” script.

How Homeowners on the Jersey Shore Are Making Their Houses Hurricane-Ready

These houses look a bit less Jersey and a bit more Southeast Asia.

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