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October 23, 2014

Get Ready for Ferguson to Be Back in the News

A county autopsy and some investigative journalism give new credence to Officer Wilson's story of self-defense.

October 22, 2014

Freaking Out Over Facebook's Egg Freezing Is Just Another Way to Police Women's Choices

Isn’t this what we want more companies—and, even more, the federal government—to do?

For $2500 You Can Now Own Joan Didion’s Sunglasses

A Kickstarter campaign is selling all sorts of weird Didion paraphernelia. 

Stop Calling Our Closest Allies Against ISIS "Terrorists"

We need the PKK for stability in the Middle East.

If This Ferguson Video Doesn't Inspire You to Vote, Nothing Will

From the Obama ad-man who brought you "Mitt Romney's America."

See 'Low Down': John Hawkes Is Our Least Appreciated Master Actor

His performance is quiet and subtle—and will blow you away.

Let Chris Christie Legalize Sports Gambling. It Won't Ruin the Game.

Americans already spend about $380 billion on sports gambling per year.

The CDC's New Ebola Plan Is Better Than a Travel Ban

It's not a travel ban. It's better.

Gas Prices Have Gone Way Down. Why Aren't Republicans Thanking Obama?

Because the president has nothing to do with gas prices!

The Anti-'Klinghoffer' Protests Are the Best Thing That Could Happen to the Metropolitan Opera

The riot that accompanied the Paris premiere of the ballet The Rite of Spring gave Stravinsky’s polytonality its artistic bonafides. Censoring Ulysses certified Joyce a prophet.

BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf, Writes a Politico Contributor Paid by BP

Why pay for ads when you get them for free?

A Soldier Explains What It Was Like In the World War I Trenches

"The trenches only came up to your knees, and no protection at all; and then there was no food."

October 21, 2014

The Data Favors Democrats

It's all in the data.

The U.S. Is Still Violating the Anti-Torture Treaty It Signed 20 Years Ago

And with good reason—we've been egregiously violating our treaty on torture for years. 

Walter Benjamin Was My First Crush

"I found German writer Walter Benjamin through my middle-school history teacher ..."

The Right-Wing Echo Chamber Extends Far Beyond Fox News

Conservatives are way more locked in to one news source than liberals are.

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