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October 6, 2015

"Don't Shoot! I'll Put the Animals Back! Please!"

How a flash flood that killed hundreds of animals at the Tbilisi Zoo explains the failure of post-Soviet Georgia.

Who Is the Real Malala Yousafzai?

A new documentary fails to explain the brave, teenage Nobel prizewinner—or her pushy father.

The Next Librarian of Congress Should Be an Actual Librarian

The Library of Congress needs to be brought into the 21st century. 

Men Need to Lean Out

For gender equality, husbands need to play a supporting role.

How Many Hours Would It Take You to Work Off Today's College Tuition?

Politicians like to say, “I worked my way through college.” Compared with today’s kids, they had it easy.

The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria—and Won a Nobel

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 discovered the most powerful anti-malarial drug therapy to date.

J.M. Coetzee's Therapy Session

What a Nobel-winning novelist and a clinical psychologist taught each other about storytelling

Intersection Episode 6: Marco Rubio and the New Cuban Identity

The Republican presidential candidate has a complicated relationship with his Cuban heritage, Latino voters, and the Republican base.

October 5, 2015

Mary Gaitskill Makes the Superficial Bearable

Her new novel “The Mare” finds hidden truths in ordinary moments.

This Is What a Modern Bride in Afghanistan Looks Like

Tamineh Monzavi photographs the lives of young women in Iran and Afghanistan.

Is an Amy Schumer Essay Collection Worth $10 Million?

The logic behind publishers’ massive celebrity book deals 

Why CEOs Won’t Stop Earning Such High Salaries Anytime Soon

It's a disgrace. Here are a few reasons why it still happens. 

How the Rich Profit from Natural Disasters

A geophysicist explains earthquakes, cyclones, floods inflict most damage on the poorest in society. 

Will the Supreme Court’s New Term Deliver the Next Great Dissent?

Some of the most influential opinions in the Court’s history have been written by those who disagree.

The Case Against Free College

Free college is paid for by the working class people that don't attend.

October 4, 2015

First, Let’s Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos' radical experiment to reinvent the American workplace.

October 3, 2015

Here’s Why No One Can Agree on the Number of Mass Shootings

What's the difference between a "mass shooting" and a "mass killing"?

Pope Francis's Public Transformation on LGBT Rights

This past week’s drama has overshadowed his significant shift on same-sex marriage and other LGBT issues.

October 2, 2015

Liberals Are Unfairly Taking Jeb Bush's "Stuff Happens" Out of Context

There are plenty of problems with his statement about the Oregon massacre, but that wasn't one of them.

Paid Leave This Week: Moms Are More Likely Than Childless Women to Want A Top Corporate Job

Something is stopping women from reaching the C-suite, and it’s not kids.

Donald Trump for Speaker of the House

Trump, not Kevin McCarthy, should replace John Boehner. Really!

The Democratic Party Isn’t as Racist as the GOP. That’s Not Saying Much.

The Democratic Party isn't as progressive as you think.

Citizens United's Legal Roots Lie in the Jim Crow Supreme Court

The justices granted corporations the very same constitutional protections that were denied black Americans.

President Obama Wants to Make Gun Control a "Political Choice." Oregon Already Has.

Oregon voters booted gun-control opponents out of office in 2014, and passed a background-check law as a result. 

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