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October 30, 2014

Want to Know How the U.S. Taxpayer-Funded Afghan Army Is Performing? That's Classified.

It's emblematic of a larger issue of over-classification in government.

Thursday's GDP Report Will Tell Us a Lot About the Economy

But it won't reveal whether wages are growing.

October 29, 2014

Most Ebola Patients in the U.S. Survive. Half in Africa Die. Why Are We Letting This Happen?

Most U.S. patients are surviving the disease. Maybe we should make sure West African patients get the same treatment?

The Director of the Viral Catcalling Video Explains Why It Has So Few White Men

Because the two-minute video was created from ten hours of footage, it raises questions about omission.

How Female Comedians Went from Self-Hating to the Self-Help Shelf

Her new book is self-help—and it's fabulous

The Russian Sanctions Are Working: Putin Can't Keep Buying Popularity

The economic prognosis for Putin does not look good. 

Jordan Peele Is Making a Horror Movie About "Being a Black Man Today"

This video shows just how spooky "Key and Peele" can be.

Mindlessness Can Be Just as Productive as Mindfulness

Mindlessness actualyl enables creative thinking and personal problem-solving.

Russians Are Absolutely Gleeful Over the U.S. Space Rocket Explosion

Guess who built the rocket's engine, though. Hint: Not the U.S.!

Taylor Swift Channels 'Gone Girl'

Swift is channeling 2014’s other sociopathic blond pop princess.

Lytton Strachey Explains What a Strange, Marvelous Creature the Inventor of Modern Biography Was

"One of the most extraordinary successes in the history of civilization was achieved by an idler, a lecher, a drunkard, and a snob."

138,000 Poor, Mostly Black Mississippians Are Suffering Because Their Governor Played Politics With Their Health

Expanded Medicaid would have cost ZERO dollars for the next couple years. 

Stop Celebrating the Pope's Views on Evolution and the Big Bang. They Make No Sense.

If "God is not a divine being or a magician," then what is He?

The Pope Can Figure Out Science, So Why Can't the GOP?

Pope Francis isn't a scientist either. 

Columbia's President Explains His Response to Campus Rape

An open letter from the school's head.

October 28, 2014

Why Can't the Media Give Obama Credit for Crisis Management?

From Ferguson to Syria, he's done a pretty good job.

Why Doesn't MIT Trust Its Own Students to Recognize Sexual Assault?

The problems with the university's new survey.

Scott Walker Is Scared He Might Lose—and He's Already Blaming His Fellow Republicans

First of all, he's actually *trying* to court female voters.

Enough Already! Massachusetts' Martha Coakley Isn't "Choking."

No, she's not Bill Buckner. She's more like Pedro Martinez.

Bloomberg's New Elite-Education Initiative Has a 'Good Will Hunting' Problem

The problem isn't getting geniuses to apply to Ivies. It's making college affordable.

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