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April 17, 2014

RIP

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014

A moving remembrance of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has passed away.

BY MICHAEL JACOBS

OBAMACARE

Obamacare Signups Hit 8 Million

A very, very good day for the Affordable Care Act, the officials who fought for it, and the people benefiting from it.

BY JONATHAN COHN

WWJD

UKRAINIAN JEWS

Ukraine Is Not Ordering Its Jews to Register

You can breathe easy. That rumor was inaccurate. 

BY JULIA IOFFE

OBAMACARE

Republicans' Nasty Attempt to Welfarize Obamacare

No matter what metric you use to estimate Obamacare enrollment, the law's opponents will lowball you one way or another.

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

REVISIONS

Warren's New Book Whitewashes Some Awkward Hillary History

Until now I thought Warren might challenge Hillary. Her new book's softball treatment of Hillary persuades me she won't.  

BY NOAM SCHEIBER

ECONOMICS

The Economist Was a Rock Star

French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

BY MARC TRACY

UKRAINE

Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades

It is the propaganda of the postwar period, much more than the experience of the war itself, that counts in the memory of Ukrainian politics of today—and that will affect the country's fate.

BY TIMOTHY SNYDER

LANGUAGE

How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling

People have long used capital letters to set text apart and convey its importance, but upper case letters haven’t always signified loudness.

BY ALICE ROBB

April 16, 2014

OBAMACARE

The Republican Position on Obamacare Makes No Sense Anymore

Repealing Obamacare is still their goal—they're just a little ashamed of it now.

BY BRIAN BEUTLER

UKRAINE

Russia Has Basically Invaded Ukraine Again. Here's Why Kiev Isn't Shooting Back

When other countries are invaded, they fight back. So why isn't Ukraine?

BY JULIA IOFFE

RUSSIA

A Year After the Boston Bombing, U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Cooperation Is Only Getting Worse

They were never great to begin with. Now, tensions over Ukraine are making it worse.

BY LINDA KINSTLER

CRIME

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

BY EVE FAIRBANKS

FINANCE

The Toughest Cop on Wall Street You've Never Heard Of

How Benjamin Lawsky's making big bank pay.

BY DAVID DAYEN

INNOVATION

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

BY ANEESH CHOPRA

OBAMACARE

More Encouraging Numbers About Obamacare, Usual Caveats Apply

If the numbers are accurate, the Affordable Care Act is doing well. But that's a pretty big "if."

BY JONATHAN COHN

SCANDAL

Penn State Is Still Feeling Pretty Good About Hiring Florida State's President

The university says it's not reconsidering its presidential pick. 

BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER

EVOLUTIONARY THEORY

LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED

Janet Yellen Is Looking Out for the Long-Term Unemployed

Congress may not be providing them much help. But Yellen is doing all she can.

BY DANNY VINIK

ECONOMICS

Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite

Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.

BY MARC TRACY

PHOTOS

Balloons and Bodybuilders: A Fresh Look at Modern Afghanistan

Afghan Tales, a traveling photo exhibition, aims to counter the stereotypical vision of Afghanistan with images of daily life in the war-torn country.

BY MAIA BOOKER

POLITICS

Bloomberg's Going Long on Gun Control. But 2014 Comes First.

4 big things you need to know about Everytown for Gun Safety.

BY ALEC MACGILLIS

UKRAINE

The U.S. Is Being Routed by Russia in the Information War Over Ukraine

Russian jokes will defeat American earnestness every time.

BY KEVIN ROTHROCK

RELIGION

Religious Believers' Favorite New Book Is a Failed Argument for God

If God wants us to know him, He wouldn’t require this three-step tomfoolery.

BY JERRY A. COYNE

LAWLESSNESS

Renegade Rancher Cliven Bundy Is Nothing Like Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi led a fight for basic rights. Bundy wants his cattle to be able to graze on government land.

BY DANNY VINIK

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