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Keep the Change: Why Obama Has No Use for Platinum Coins
January 13, 2013

Why won't Obama use the platinum coin? Maybe because he thinks he'll prevail without it.

Why the Anti-SOPA Band Hasn't Gotten Back Together
January 04, 2013

Last year, an unlikely coalition emerged to preserve Internet freedom. Where has it been since then?

Nate Silver and the Future of Prediction
December 21, 2012

IN THE HISTORY OF election forecasting, 2012 was 1936 all over again, with the roles updated. In 1936, a trio of new forecasters—Elmo Roper, Archibald Crossley, and George Gallup—used statistical sampling methods and predicted that Franklin D.

Why Is Ben Bernanke The Only Man in Washington Who Cares About Jobs?
December 21, 2012

JARED BERNSTEIN, a Washington wonk and former economic adviser to Joe Biden, recently posed an interesting question. Why is it, Bernstein asked on his blog, that the only part of the government acting with any urgency to ease joblessness—the economic problem affecting the greatest number of Americans—is the unelected Federal Reserve? Bernstein was referring to Chairman Ben Bernanke’s announcement that the Fed would keep interest rates close to zero as long as unemployment remained above 6.5 percent.

From Jukeboxes to YouTube: How Billboard Is Catching Up With The Times
November 16, 2012

The Billboard Top 100 is shaking up its chart to include online streaming. What does this mean for music?

How Rick Perry–Mr. "Oops"–Helped Kill the Romney Campaign
November 07, 2012

Rick Perry's presidential campaign may have been a joke, but did it help decide the 2012 election?

"I Thought We’d Already Answered That Question": Will Politicians Keep Talking About Climate Change?
November 04, 2012

Sandy might mark the beginning of an important shift in the political dynamic around climate change.

The Growing Christian Movement Pushing Back Against Islamophobia
October 19, 2012

A growing number of Christian organizations are fed up with Christian Islamophobia and are fighting back.

Ben Affleck’s “Argo” Is Brilliant
October 16, 2012

The hostage crisis wasn't the disaster you've been led to believe -- and Ben Affleck's new film gets that

Why Is Romney Afraid to Talk About Tax Cuts?
September 14, 2012

Until recently, Republican presidential candidates wouldn't shut up about cutting taxes. Now Romney avoids the subject.