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April 17, 2014

Today, the Western press caught up with the Ukrainian rumor mill: apparently, the People's Republic of Donetsk had ordered all Jews over the age of 16 to pay a fee of $50 U.S. and register with the new "authorities," or face loss of citizenship or expulsion. This was laid out in officious-looking fliers pasted on the local synagogue.

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No matter what metric you use to estimate Obamacare enrollment, the law's opponents will lowball you one way or another.

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Warren's New Book Whitewashes Some Awkward Hillary History

Let Us Now Conclude That Warren Isn't Running for President

Until now I thought Warren might challenge Hillary. Her new book's softball treatment of Hillary persuades me she won't.  

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The Economist Was a Rock Star

Thomas Piketty isn’t just a brilliant economist; he’s a fantastic storyteller

French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

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How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling

And why we should lay off the all-caps key

People have long used capital letters to set text apart and convey its importance, but upper case letters haven’t always signified loudness.

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April 16, 2014

The Toughest Cop on Wall Street You've Never Heard Of

How Benjamin Lawsky's making big banks pay

How Benjamin Lawsky's making big bank pay.

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If the numbers are accurate, the Affordable Care Act is doing well. But that's a pretty big "if."

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The university says it's not reconsidering its presidential pick. 

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Congress may not be providing them much help. But Yellen is doing all she can.

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