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Why The GOP Muzzled The Library of Congress's Research Agency
November 01, 2012

The GOP orders the Congressional Research Service to clam up about tax cuts and inequality.

To ‘Predict’ Nate Silver’s Future, Look to the More Enlightened Sports World
November 01, 2012

The backlash against Nate Silver has demonstrated that sports fans are a lot smarter than political pundits.

What Are President Obama’s Black Critics Talking About?
October 29, 2012

Black intellectuals' myopic criticism of President Obama.

What Romney Wants You (and Ohio) to Forget About the GM Rescue
October 23, 2012

On Monday Romney said he supported GM rescue. But he opposed using taxpayer dollars for it.

Art.sy and the Myth of the Online Art Market
October 22, 2012

Art.sy's real business is brokering online sales between galleries and collectors. Will it work?

Why the Taliban Shot the Schoolgirl
October 19, 2012

In Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the struggle for gender equality is the campaign against totalitarianism.

The Novel That Frightened Hamas and the Arab League
October 19, 2012

Reading the controversial novels of Algerian writer Boualem Sansal.

Private Equity Exposed: A Lawsuit Blows the Lid Off Shady Deals
October 12, 2012

Why alleged collusion between private equity firms, like Bain Capital, matters to ordinary people.

The Five Types of Amazon Critic
October 01, 2012

How to pan the great works of literature on Amazon? Meet the five varieties of one-star amateur reviewer:

“47%” Was Bad for Romney; Ryan Has Been Deadly
September 27, 2012

The conventional wisdom on Obama's recent surge overlooks an obvious dynamic: The escalating disaster that is Paul Ryan.

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