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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?

The "Ferguson Moment" for Latinos That Never Was

Why the Pasco police killing didn't spark a national debate.

After the Bitcoin Gold Rush

Small-time Bitcoin miners set out to strike crypto-currency gold. A lot of them went bust.

Bill Bratton's Rhetorical Reparations

What the NYPD commissioner's Black History Month remarks signify.

Stop Celebrating Obama's Keystone Veto. The Battle's Far From Over.

Environmental activists are celebrating a veto they knew they'd get. They're overreacting. 

Why Is the Wall Street Journal Dismissing Colombia's War Crimes?

The military has been murdering civilians and dressing them up as guerrillas.

Vegetarianism Isn't the Solution to Climate Change

It's the Western lifestyle—not the Western diet—that's doing ecological damage. 

Democrats Target Climate-Deniers-for-Hire

For once, Congress is politicizing science the right way.

Why Women's Colleges Need to Embrace Trans Activists—and So Does Feminism

Feminists and trans activists are siblings in the same struggle.

February 23, 2015

President Obama's Plan to Become the Next Ronald Reagan

The White House is pitching the idea to political reporters.

Why Hollywood Keeps Awarding Movies About Movies

Birdman was helped by Hollywood's creeping sense of insecurity. 

When Will the Fashion Industry Treat Underage Models Like the Children They Are?

"In the fashion world, there are no rules. It’s a lawless state."

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