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August 1, 2014

The Coal Industry Must Have a Black Heart to Oppose Black Lung Regulations

Even miners want more government oversight, not less.

Beautiful Sepia Portraits of Cuba's Ballet Prodigies

"In Cuba", said Mikhail Baryshnikov, "every taxi driver knows the names of [ballet] dancers. This is unheard of. Try it in New York.” 

Highlights from #pressingLIVE

On July 16, #pressing came to life with #pressingLIVE: an event in Washington, DC, presented by GE and hosted by The New Republic.

Why Won't Wikipedia Ban Propaganda on Its Russian Site?

Russians have bought the Kremlin line—and they're acting on it.

'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries

The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English poets.

When Workers Own Their Companies, Everyone Wins

How a very old economic model could help the new economy.

July Jobs Report: Slow, Steady Job Growth Continues

Things are better, but we still have a ways to go.

The House GOP Embarrassed Itself Thursday

Boehner and Co. were determined to prove to America that they could actually govern. Thanks to Ted Cruz, they proved the opposite.

The Future of Minimum Wage Will Be Decided in Cities

Why Seattle is part of a trend, not an anomaly.

July 31, 2014

Scott Walker Is Desperate. He's Attacking His Democratic Challenger—From the Left.

What the heck is going on in the Wisconsin governor's race?

Thomas Piketty Is Wrong: America Will Never Look Like a Jane Austen Novel

The fundamental flaw in the French economist's great theory.

Is Modern Culture Making Us Crazier?

The science behind America's deepening disturbance.

Ted Cruz Proves Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress

Guess who's back causing problems for the Republican Party again?

A Timely New Spy Thriller Doesn't Over-Simplify Arab-Israeli Politics

"The Honorable Woman" is a smart drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Why Cow Farts and Belches Are Obama's Next Big Targets on Climate Change

Obama is making so-called "clean" natural gas his next big climate target. 

Was Louis XVI Overthrown by Ideas?

Jonathan Israel and Lynn Hunt's debate Hunt's revent review of his Revolutionary Ideas.

Don't Let Republicans Erase Vaginas From Women's Health

Or uteri, or fallopian tubes, or cervices, or ovaries!

Boehner's Border Bill Is a Sideshow

Who cares if the GOP leadership can pass their bill on the border crisis? It's terrible anyway.

My Obamacare Truther Moment

I told a radio interviewer I wasn't really sure about a detail in the Senate bill—and then I kept talking. Bad idea.

These 5 Things Will Decide Whether Obama Reduces Deportations

Why Obama might want to go big on protecting undocumented immigrants—and why he might not.

July 30, 2014

I'm a Doctor. Here's Why I'll Ask You About Guns.

A federal court upheld a Florida law prohibiting physicians from asking about gun ownership. That's nuts.

The Next Big Fight in Income Inequality Is About to Go Down in California

The Bay Area's bold campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. 

How Ronald Reagan Rode America's Delusions to the White House

Did Ronald Reagan unite the nation by dividing it? 

Retire the Dead Presidents and Put These Women on Our Nation's Currency

Why does our currency only feature dead white men? It's time for a change. 

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