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September 2, 2014

Chris Christie Wants to Arm Wrestle Vladimir Putin, Basically

How delusional can the Jersey governor get?

Detroit's Promising Lesson for America's Failing Cities

Why the city's bankruptcy might be a good thing.

This Chart Disproves Republicans' Food-Stamp Nonsense

Beneficiaries are falling on their own. 

Screw Politics, Obama Should Act On Deportations as Soon as Possible

The case for delaying deportation relief for political reasons is very thin.

Right After F. Scott Fitzgerald Died, John Dos Passos Defended His Talent With This Letter

"For a man who is making his living as a critic to write about Scott Fitzgerald without mentioning The Great Gatsby just means that he doesn’t know his business."

Labor's Fast Food Campaign Is Getting Real

If you want a burger and fries on Thursday, you may have to cross a picket line.

September 1, 2014

What ISIS's Leader Really Wants

The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes.

August 31, 2014

The Ten Worst-Paying Jobs in America

It's Labor Day—time to remember everybody who works, but particularly those who don't make a lot of money.

Happy Labor Day. Are Unions Dead?

No, says an expert and former labor official. But they're in trouble.

Science Does Not Support the 'Rule of Seven' for Relationships

Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence are A-OK. 

August 30, 2014

I Didn't Realize How Addicted My Kids Were to Sugar—Until I Took It Away

Here's what happened when I replaced sweets with veggies.

August 29, 2014

What Your Choice of Cafe Says About You

Cities around the world suffer from “sundown segregation.”

How Scientists Captured the Brains of Amis and McEwan

Novels by both authors seems to be creaking under the burden of researched fact and rehearsed message, but there was a time when their impulses flowed in the opposite direction.

The Great Architect Rebellion of 2014

This year's Venice Bienale demolishes the popular notion of modernism in architecture.

AIPAC Is in Decline—But So Are Hopes for a Two-State Solution

The important takeaways from a new investigation into the Israel lobby.

The Heartbreaking Stories That Filled My Notebook After 9/11

David Grann reports on the families of 9/11 victims as they search for their lost loved ones.

Give Palestine—Not the U.N.—the Money, Responsibility, and Glory

What the UNRWA's representative in D.C. misunderstands about our argument.

Will the NFL's Domestic Violence Rule Backfire?

Commissioner Roger Goodell admits a mistake, revises league policy, and sends a powerful message—one the experts say will make a difference.

These Are the Stories of Daily Struggle in America

A few dollars can make a big difference.

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?

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