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July 22, 2014

How to Save Iraq

This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.

July 21, 2014

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

Hold the Applause on Elizabeth Warren's Netroots Speech

The GOP may suddenly look like the party of ideas—and that could threaten Obama’s greatest achievements.

'Harriet the Spy' Predicted Our Surveillance State

Harriet's domestic spying was eerily similar to the NSA's 

Bridging The Partisan Gap By Befriending The Other Side

CNN's S.E. Cupp and Van Jones explain their bipartisan friendship

This Dinner Party Explains How Engineers And Lobbyists See The World Differently

POLITICO’s Mike Allen sheds light on the evolving relationship between the valley and the swamp.

Israel's Deadly Invasion of Gaza Is Morally Justified

Morality demands that Israel fight this war, but allows no way to fight it.

Russians Still Support Ukraine's Rebels Despite the Malaysia Airlines Disaster

The Kremlin's tight grip on the media is partially to blame.

The Border Crisis Is America's Chance to Repent for Past Mistakes in Central America

U.S. policy should emphasize family reunification and sustainable development.

Obamacare's Depressing Red-Blue Divide

Conservatives blocking expansions of Medicaid are keeping millions of their constituents from getting insurance.

July 20, 2014

FEMA Wants to House Migrant Children in Empty Big Box Stores

Warehouses and shopping malls are also being considered.

America's Wild-West Gun Laws Are Helping Fuel the Border Crisis

The unwanted traffic between the U.S. and Central America goes both ways.

A Parable for Putin

I learned an important lesson when I was five, and it's one Putin never seems to have learned. 

The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble

The death of a peace plan—and the makings of a new Middle East disaster.

Pro-Russia Rebels in Ukraine Are Using Malaysia Airlines Victims’ Bodies as a Bargaining Chip

Just when the news out of Eastern Ukraine couldn’t get any worse, it did.

Why Are There So Many Orphans in the Comics?

Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and aging

July 18, 2014

Against the Modern Cult of Spontaneity

Truly living in the moment and being utterly spontaneous would render you unable to make and keep promises.

We Get to See Director's Cuts of Our Favorite Movies. Why Not an "Author's Cut" for Books?

The film world is keen on releasing a director's cut, which differs from the final version of the movie; publishers should do the same with books.

Rupert’s Red Top: The Rise and Fall of Rebekah Brooks

Peter Jukes watched the former tabloid editor’s extraordinary composure in court on every day of the hacking trial. Her story tells you everything you need to know about the way power works.

AIDS Researcher Who Died in Malaysia Airlines Crash Was A Scientific Hero

Joep Lange was a leader in efforts to make HIV medications accessible to low-income patients around the world.

Strict European Sanctions Would Hurt Russia. But Don't Hold Your Breath.

The U.S. alone can't cripple the Kremlin with economic sanctions.

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