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July 28, 2014

Here's One Reason We Need Immigrants

Without them, the population of children in this country would be shrinking

July 27, 2014

Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead

If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?

The New Republic Launches “Climate Thermometer”

As we head into the 2014 elections, Climate Thermometer will cover climate-related news, candidates in competitive congressional and gubernatorial races, the policy debates on Capitol Hill, and the latest academic reports on climate science

Why Plane Disasters Won’t Make People Afraid of Flying

You'll forget about them in four to six months.

A Book By Jimmy Carter Led Me to Work for Richard Branson

'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk.


July 26, 2014

How Ravers Became the New Flower Children

How EDM became the feel-good music of a new generation.

July 25, 2014

Don’t Read This Book: A History of Literary Censorship

Three new works concerned with banned literature, from Joyce to Rushdie.

Obama Understands the Border Crisis Better Than Rick Perry. His Child-Migrant Plan Proves It.

A humanitarian crisis demands a humanitarian response—not more guns on the border.

Men Can Be Just as "Maternal" As Women, According to Neuroscience

Brain research shows that fathers who are secondary to a female caregiver are more engaged as thinkers and planners. But men raising a child without a female partner were found to have the same level of emotional response as a mother.

Bored With Hollywood Blockbusters? Blame Digital Piracy.

Arguments for digital piracy are drivel.

Why Did 1,000 People Watch Right-Wing D.C. Interns Debate Each Other?

A dispatch from the Cato Institute's "Libertarianism vs. Conservatism."

The Original Manuscripts of Two of the World's Most Famous Poems

A fascinating little note may change what you thought you knew about Coleridge. 

Jonathan Gruber: 'It Was Just a Mistake'

In 2012, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber said the same thing the law's critics now allege in a lawsuit. What gives? "I misspoke," he says.

Remarkable Photos of Toys Set Up To Mimic Real-Life War and Violence

Children describe the horror they see, and this photographer recreates it—with toys. Astonishing. 

Who Is the Real Paul Ryan?

Paul Ryan's new antipoverty agenda is inconsistent with his budget.

Arkansas Republicans Just Proved Why Obamacare Will Survive Despite This Week's Absurd Court Decision

We now have a real-world example of how quickly Republicans will cave if the Supreme Court torpedoes Obamacare.

Who Bears More Responsibility for the War in Gaza?

Hamas's rocket attacks may have been the immediate cause, but history tells a different story.

The Most Absurd Job Titles in America

Retail Jedi? These are pretty cringeworthy.

July 24, 2014

Send Your Kid to the Ivy League!

The New Republic article against elite education is destructive to my students.

The Hidden, Horrifying Impacts of Climate Change

These are the consequences you don't hear about.

This Is Paul Ryan's Best Idea Yet

It has support from senators Patty Murray and Marco Rubio as well as President Obama.

Huddling With Ukrainian Rebels in a Bunker on the Front Lines

"No way in hell we'll lay down our weapons while the fascists are still around ... "

Slumlord Millionaires

An exploitative new scheme to profit off the poor

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