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July 24, 2014

2014 Is Already the Worst Year in the History of Lethal Injection

On Wednesday, an Arizona inmate took nearly two hours to die. Another day, another botched execution....

July 23, 2014

Why Are There No Female Sheldon Adelsons?

The real reasons for the absence of free-spending women political donors.

The Israeli Army Knew Gaza Was a "Ticking Bomb" Before War Broke Out

They were even developing a plan to improve conditions there.

The Innovation Myth

Why you can't engineer creativity with "innovation districts."

Strangely Beautiful Photos of Tiny Bugs

Using science to photograph the tiniest beetles.

Republicans Always Listen to the Pentagon—Except When It Says Climate Change Is Real

When the DOD says it needs something, Republicans usually listen. Except on this issue.

Chart: Russia Is Insanely Dependent on Oil and Gas Money

Here's why strict sanctions could hurt the Kremlin—and why they probably won't happen.

Did Congress Intend to Sabotage Obamacare? Just Ask Scott Brown.

Here's proof that conservatives are badly mistaken or lying when they say Congress meant to sabotage Obamacare.

Oil-Train Spills Are Worse Than Ever, and Obama's New Safety Rules Aren't Enough

The amount of oil being transported—and spilled—is at an all-time high, and federal regulation can't keep pace. 

Science Proves That Your Dog Gets Jealous When You Ignore Him

Think twice before getting Fido a companion.

I Slept Next to the Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

As a Dutchman, the crisis in Eastern Europe didn't really hit home. Until it did.

Obamacare Opponents Are Hurting 4.5 Million Workers to Win a Political War

The case wants to change American society from one in which everyone in extreme need has a right to assistance to one in which suffering generates no obligations.

Migrant Children Are Fleeing a Region Rife with Sexual Violence

These children are not so much coming to America as running from dangerous and deadly circumstances. And we want to send them back? 

The Conservative Ruling Against Obamacare Is Legally Laughable

Judges should be capable of the same intelligence as a high school teacher who spots a typo.

Larry Summers: The Economy Hasn't Grown Rapidly "in a Financially Sustainable Way" for a Long Time

The former Treasury secretary on WhatsApp vs. Sony and why we need the Export-Import bank.

The Conservative Judges Who Ruled Against Obamacare Missed This One Very Important Detail

A recent development turns this court's anti-Obamacare argument on its head.

Watch Julia Ioffe Explain the Russia-Ukraine Conflict to Stephen Colbert

Julia Ioffe appeared on "The Colbert Report" last night to talk about the Russia-Ukraine conflict—and whether Russia is going to colonize the moon.

What Happens if the Obamacare Lawsuits Prevail?

It might lead to two different health care regimes in America.

Chief Happiness Officer Is the Latest, Creepiest Job in Corporate America

You will be happy, dammit. And Big Brother will make sure of it.

July 22, 2014

Ignore the Naysayers: Dodd-Frank Reforms Are Finally Paying Off

This past year has seen four major wins on financial reform.

The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine Is an Obsessive War Reenactor Playing Now with Real Weapons

And he comments on antique message boards with the username "Cat."

What Malcolm Gladwell Gets Wrong About Spying

Double agents can cause damage.

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann

Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind.

Woody Allen's Worst Film Yet

After Blue Jasmine, his latest is a major disappointment. 

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