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Meet the spiritual forefather of conservatives’ War on Women

<b>Rush Limbaugh, Charles Keating, Jr., Mike Huckabee (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Nick Ut/Reuters/Joe Skipper/Salon)</b><p>Charles Keating was best known for his shady financial dealings, but his politics were even more destructive<p>Whitney Strub<p>April 13, 2014 10:59am (UTC)<p>The late Charles Keating, who died last …

From high hopes to low wages: What happened to the American Dream?

<b>Ronald Reagan, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (AP/Reed Saxon/Henry Burroughs)</b><p>Ideas about prosperity have become increasingly polarized over the past half-century — and we’re paying the price<p>Mark Robert Rank • Thomas A. Hirschl • Kirk A. Foster<p>April 13, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Chasing the …

Watch Melissa Harris-Perry and Jonathan Chait’s edgy debate on politics and race

<b>Melissa Harris-Perry and Jonathan Chait (Screen shot, MSNBC)</b><p>The New York Magazine writer joined the MSNBC host to talk about his divisive piece on race in the Obama era<p>Elias Isquith<p>April 13, 2014 8:22pm (UTC)<p>Since New York Magazine made Jonathan Chait's recent cover-story on race during the Obama …

David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

<b>David Foster Wallace (Hachette Book Group)</b><p>David Foster Wallace long ago warned about the cultural snark that now defines popular culture. It’s time to listen<p>Matt Ashby • Brendan Carroll<p>April 13, 2014 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Percy Shelley famously wrote that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the …

What kind of porn turns women on?

Most women don’t watch it. But those who do aren’t watching the kind of female-friendly porn you might expect<p>Jodie Gummow<p>April 14, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The never-ending debate about women and pornography has led to many assumptions about female sexual …

First Listen: Kelis, 'Food'

<b>At 4 p.m. ET on Monday, April 14, we'll all hit play on this First Listen, and for an hour Kelis will take questions and tell stories on Twitter about creating an album that sounds like nothing we've heard from her before. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #AskKelisNPR and following</b> …