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Is The NFL Pro-Gay Marriage? Depends Who Your Owner Is
January 02, 2014 Sports

Former punter Chris Kluwe may have lost his job for advocating for same-sex marriage, but more important is his restricted employee's rights.

Clintons Embrace de Blasio's Inequality Rhetoric, Goldman Sachs' Speakers Fees
January 02, 2014 Crowd-pleasing

Bill Clinton endorsed Bill de Blasio's inequality rhetoric yesterday. That's not what Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs a few weeks ago.

How De Blasio’s Inauguration Hinted at Wider Implications
His focus on inequality is New York-centric. Will it be heard farther afield?
January 01, 2014 New York City

The inaugural festivities on New Year’s Day’s for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio felt awfully like an event of national import and impact. In one row next to the podium were two prospective presidential candidates, Gov.

The Silly Liberal Attacks on 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
January 01, 2014 Movies

Critics of "The Wolf of Wall Street" may be right about the finance business, but they are confused about art.

Five Rules for Talking About Obamacare in 2014
How to improve a dreary debate
January 01, 2014 Obamacare

Last year's debate was dreary. This year's doesn't have to be.

Eight Wonks Share Their 2014 Obamacare Predictions
December 31, 2013 Obamacare

Eight predictions for what lies ahead

Only Foreign Policy Can Rescue Obama's Second Term
December 31, 2013 Politics

Why he needs a deal in Iran or Israel/Palestine.

The Best New Year's Drinking Advice Comes from Dionysus
The Greek god of wine says quit after three drinks
December 31, 2013 Drinking

The Greek god of wine says quit after three drinks.

Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? This Data Predicts Your Success.
December 31, 2013 New Year's

Four techniques that spearate successful resolutions from the forgotten promises.

Rape in India Goes Unpunished and Ignored
December 31, 2013 Religious Wars

As is so depressingly common with depressing news from India, crimes and tragedies lay bare massive political and administrative dysfunction and corruption. 

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