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March 30, 2015

Trevor Noah Is the Latest Sign of Late Night's International Wave

The South African comic can bring "The Daily Show" fresher targets than Fox News.

Should Young Writers "Wait Their Turn"? This Famous Old Writer Thinks So.

Cynthia Ozick's argument makes no sense in today's literary economy.

What I Learned by Becoming a Bodybuilder at Age 45

What do you learn when you use your own body in your research?

Ellen Pao Is Following Anita Hill's Example

How taking sexual discrimination claims public forces cultural change.

The Germanwings Mass Murder–Suicide Shows the Importance of Depression Intervention

“We’re social creatures. We’re looking for any way to connect.”

March 29, 2015

Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion

"I'm not a scientist" is no longer the go-to line.

March 28, 2015

The Internet Outrage Machine Is Finally Ready for Hillary

HRC Super Volunteers doesn't seem to be much more than an email address.

March 27, 2015

John Kasich's Passion for the Poor Is Rankling Conservative Christians

John Kasich won't win the presidency, but he might do Christian politics a huge favor just by running.

Sex Before the Internet Was Scary Enough to Be a Horror Film

New flick It Follows strips teens of technology so it can kill them with sex.

Elizabeth Warren Should Not Replace Harry Reid

She's most effective where she is right now.

Millennials Can Make Up Their Minds Only About Sex Ed

Millennials: the most scrutinized generation. 

Love In the Time of Putin

Lyudmila and Natasha: Russia Lives is an intimate portrait of a relationship in a politically-fraught country.

Bowe Bergdahl Wasn't a "Coward"

Before you reach for one of the most serious epithets in the language, make sure it fits.

March 26, 2015

I'm a European Jew—and No, I'm Not Leaving

Contrary to Jeffrey Goldberg and The Atlantic, Jews are not leaving Europe.

Give Up, Evangelicals. The Republican Party Isn't Going to Help You.

The GOP establishment lets them down every time—and will again in 2016.

The Long, Ugly History of Racism at American Universities

We've made progress. But we haven't gone far enough. 

Luxury Brands Are Status Symbols Only If You Can’t Afford Them

Why rich people are embracing minimalism, and the rest of us are Googling "Ralph Lauren" and "David Yurman."

March 25, 2015

Never Forget the Triangle Factory Fire—It's Why We Have Unions

When you hear politicians rail against the sins of organized labor, remember this 1911 disaster.

Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare. That's Not Hypocritical, But It Is Heartless.

There is a story here—just not the one his critics think.

The Supreme Court Just Sided with Pregnant Working Women

A big win for working women in a 6—3 decision. 

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