New York Times

Voices of Their Generations? An Israeli Novelist Shows That Lena Dunham May Have Something To Say
October 16, 2012

Israeli novelist Shani Boianjiu may indeed be the Israeli Lena Dunham. That reflects well on Dunham.

The Wrong Way to Look at Helping the Poor
October 11, 2012

In a New York Times op-ed today, Gary MacDougal tackles a pressing and complicated question: What is the most effective way to fight poverty in America? With 15 percent of the population--and one in five children--living below the federal poverty line, this is exactly the conversation we need to have as a country. The problem is that after wondering if the vice presidential candidates will give poverty the attention it deserves in tonight’s debate, the question gets almost immediately obscured by bad math. Dean Baker enumerates a number of ways MacDougal’s arithmetic just doesn’t add up.

My Debate Prep Regimen
October 02, 2012

You've read about how the candidates and moderators prepare for the debates. No less rigorous is my regimen to prepare for watching them on the tube.

Georgia’s Next Leader May Be a Billionaire Zookeeper with Albino Rapper Children
September 28, 2012

Can Bidzina Ivanishivil wrest power from President Mikheil Saakashvili next week?

The Catholic Bishops Move Even Further Away From Social Justice
September 20, 2012

The Bishops' Conference replaces an anti-poverty advocate with a far-right pro-life activist. R.I.P. social justice?

Defusing the War of Words Over Organic Food
September 12, 2012

After another shrill battle over organic food, meet a scientist who's found a less polarizing way to think about the future of farming.

With Sports and Gays, It Will Get Better—But Not Just Because of Chris Kluwe
September 12, 2012

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is right about gay rights, but he's not the norm.

Why the New Pre-9/11 Disclosures Matter
September 11, 2012

If nothing else, the NYT report today of additional pre-9/11 warnings about Al Qaeda serves to puncture our disconcerting national amnesia.

Meet Jonathan Dine, the Libertarian Who Could Swing the McCaskill-Akin Race
September 10, 2012

Jonathan Dine is a personal trainer / convicted felon who can bench 225 lbs. Oh, and his libertarian Senate campaign could help Todd Akin in Missouri.

This Should Be Obama’s Answer to ‘Are You Better Off?’
September 04, 2012

Why it's legitimate to ask whether Americans are better off, and how Obama should answer.

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