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December 19, 2014

Can Potential Terrorists Be "Rehabilitated"?

If you’re a government official, what do you do with this sort of person?

The World Is Experiencing The Worst Refugee Crisis Since World War II

Following the footsteps of migrants from Africa to London.  

EPA Just Saved Utilities a Lot of Money With Weak Coal Ash Regulation

This is the first time the EPA has regulated coal ash.

Obama's Right: Belgium Really Does Need a Politico

"I think there's no doubt that what Belgium needs is a version of Politico," Obama joked. He's right.

Wall Street Is Dismantling Financial Reform Piece by Piece

Last week, it was a key Dodd-Frank provision. This week, it's the Volcker rule.

Stephen Colbert Didn't Change the World, But We Wouldn't Have Survived the Bush Years Without Him

Colbert's goodbye was predictably sentimental, but he deserved it. 

Why Aren't We Retaliating Right Now for the Sony Cyberattack?

The White House is guilty of dithering and poor planning.

December 18, 2014

Serial’s Greatest Strength Was Also Its Greatest Weakness

The show's format seemed innovative at first, but it ended up weighing it down. 

Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative

“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”

Stop Making Fun of North Korea

Our laughter is drowning out their horrific human rights record.

December 17, 2014

The Allure of Ugliness

It's been 150 years since Jane Eyre was published, but we still like our female protagonists pretty.

Pulling 'The Interview' Was a Terrible Business Decision

Movie theaters are in desperate need of a boost—and the controversial comedy could have provided one. 

People Who Worry the U.S. Will "Spoil" Cuba Are Fetishizing Poverty

Find somewhere else to practice your amateur photography.

Stephen Colbert Is One of Pop Culture's Best Literary Boosters

Stephen Colbert's best author interviews.

Andrew "I'm Not a Scientist" Cuomo Listens to Scientists on Fracking

The New York governor has announced a ban on fracking.

In Israel, Mocking Hipsters Is Now a Political Statement

In a new ad, Naftali Bennett wears a fake beard and pink watch.

What Life in Cuba Was Like After Castro's Revolution

Visiting a collective farm, searching for coffee and rum, and more

Why We Need Museums Now More Than Ever

An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age.

What Pakistan Must Do to Rid Itself of Violent Extremism

The country's moment of reckoning has arrived.

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