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October 2, 2014

One More Reason Birth Control Should Be Free

Fewer unwanted pregnancies and, yes, fewer abortions

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Was a Victim of the "Glass Cliff"

Women who take leadership positions frequently face special peril

Don't Love or Hate Lena Dunham. Create More of Her.

The pressure on young female celebrities is unsustainable.

Sam Brownback Supported Wind Farms in Kansas—Until the Koch Brothers Changed His Mind

Under pressure from the Kochs and Koch Industries, Brownback has reversed his support for Kansas’s wind industry.

Is an Exodus of Ph.D.s Causing a Brain Drain in the U.S.?

The job market for academics in the U.S. is bleak. Abroad, it's less so.

What the Anti-Vaxxer Movement Teaches Us About the Ebola Crisis

Exploring the power and powerlessness of innoculation.

The Fate of the Senate Could Come Down to This

The nation’s most important (and quirky and charming) midterm election is in Alaska.

The GOP's Sexist Reality TV Spoofs Aren't Going to Win Over Female Voters

Women want more than husbands, believe it or not. 

Videos: Ukrainians Are Literally Throwing Their Politicians Into the Trash

Probably NOT the answer to Ukraine's political problems...

The Biggest Question About Texas' Mysterious Ebola Case

He had the symptoms and he'd been to infected areas. The CDC had told hospitals to watch for people like him.

Hong Kong's Protests: Six Scenarios for What Will Happen Next

The protesters and the government are both digging in. Here's what could happen next.

The U.S. Still Needs to Be “Team America World Police”

Because no one else is going to do it.

A Gun-Carrying GOP Congressman Is Outraged a Man With a Concealed Gun Got Near Obama

People carrying concealed weapons aren't dangerous, right?

How Not To Write About Deadly, Infectious Diseases Like Ebola

First of all, it helps if things make sense. 

The CDC Knows Exactly How to Keep the Public From Panicking Over Ebola

There's a reason yesterday's announcement didn't incite mass fear.

Juries Dole Out Harsher Sentences to Non-Citizens

There are 138 foreign nationals on death row as we speak...

September 30, 2014

Louisiana Is Disappearing Into the Sea

Literally. And while it sinks, pols and environmentalists sling mud.

Is Computer Coding an Art?

Coders are 'makers.' But what exactly are they making?

There's Not An App for That: Smartphones Won't Solve Campus Rape

In fact, it might just cause more problems. 

Meet the Hong Kong Cop Who Has Joined His City's Protesters

"In my opinion, force is not necessary," he told me.

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