Christmas

What we can learn about the American spirit of from Santa's little helpers.

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Have we reached the end of the pop Christmas canon?

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A big private equity firm is selling its stake in the company that makes the Bushmaster rifle. Here's a helpful guide for potential buyers.

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Do America's tech giants have anything to fear?

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Here's what happens when a prominent scholar examines the behavioral economics of Christmas.

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Republicans may lack leverage in the "fiscal cliff" debate, but they're managing to convince the press otherwise.

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Five sexist, homophobic, and otherwise nasty Senate and House candidates who are likely to lose this November.

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When Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh lost their jobs they made a vow: go to Disneyland every single day for the next year.

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The presidential campaigns spent a solid 24 hours indulging in speculation over the statement allegedly made by a Romney advisor to the British newspaper Daily Telegraph. (For those who missed it: “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”) Was this some sort of insidious race baiting? Was the advisor misquoted? Or is this an instance of the nefarious British press fabricating a source out of thin air?

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Freedom Porn

Parallel Stories By Péter Nádas Translated by Imre Goldstein (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1,133 pp., $40)  Péter Nádas’s novel begins with the most formulaic kind of narrative device: the discovery of a corpse.

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