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May 28, 2015

What Are They Thinking?

The many (possible) motivations of 2016's long shots.

May 27, 2015

The Nutrition Gap

Many doctors dismiss nutritional therapies as quack medicine. But many patients disagree, and they're taking matters into their own hands—sometimes to the detriment of their health.

"You Cannot Claim to Have Any Ideas About Family Values Unless You Value Fathers"

When his daughter was born in an early, emergency delivery, Josh Levs mistakenly thought he would get the same leave benefits as the women at his company. He has spent the past several years explaining why this is wrong.

Did This Acclaimed Sociologist Drive the Getaway Car in a Murder Plot?

The questionable ethics of Alice Goffman's "On the Run."

Benghazi Won't Stick to Hillary Clinton, But the Disastrous Libyan Intervention Should

She neglected diplomatic options and over-hyped fears of civilian deaths.

California Has No Idea How Much Water It Has Left. NASA Can Help.

Understanding the depletion of the earth's water reserves from space. 

Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees Celsius Won’t Save Us

Our previous upper limit for planetary warming, 2°C, isn't safe. Where do we go from here?

May 26, 2015

The White Protestant Roots of American Racism

The beliefs America was founded on have consequences, even today. 

Former Republican Senator Admits the Obamacare Court Challenge Is Built on Lies

Maybe all that time Democrats spent courting Olympia Snowe wasn't wasted after all.

There’s Nothing Lazy About Using Emojis to Communicate

Emojis enhance language—they won't replace it. 

May 25, 2015

Street Shooter

What if news photography was liberated from the news? What if it spoke from the sidewalks? If it did, would we listen?

Teaching the Controversy

James Baldwin and Richard Wright in the Ferguson Era.

May 23, 2015

The Philosopher Novelist

Milan Kundera's latest novel becomes a “hymn to insignificance,” an ode to the ephemera of personal and political life.

How to Write About Fashion

Fashion writing is a funny business. Nestled next to lavish ads, it can’t easily say what it really thinks.

May 22, 2015

Pauline Kael's First Film Review for The New Republic

Kael embraced the upstarts who would come to be known as the French New Wave.

The Real Democratic Primary: Hillary Versus the Media

The lack of competition in the Democratic primary has left Hillary’s most ardent supporters in the strange place of not having anyone to root against.

Jeb Bush Needs More Evidence for Climate Change Action Than He Does to Start a War

The One Percent Doctrine is fine for foreign policy. But 97 percent isn't enough for climate change.

The Rites of Spring: Why College Commencement Continues to Matter

It’s an annual ritual, but commencement still has value.

Will Ireland Vote for Same Sex Marriage?

It's the world's first national referendum on gay marriage. What happens next?

May 21, 2015

Does Color Even Exist?

What you see is only what you see.

How the Gay Rights Canvassing Study Fell Apart

Here's how the study unraveled. 

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