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Here are 9 things Americans just don’t understand — compared to the rest of the world

To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, …

Universal Health Care

A Retro Cocktail Computer with Over 100 Recipes

As it stands, there are three ways to make cocktails at home: sift through the pages of cocktail books, search the internet for something that sounds decent or go on and pour in portions that feel right. There are risks involved with all of the above—like wasting ingredients, time and effort if the …

Retrogaming

Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Attention climate deniers: This scientist will give you $10,000 for actual proof that global warming is a hoax

Physicist Christopher Keating tells Salon about his plan to get climate deniers to “put up or shut up”<p>Physicist Christopher Keating wants you to convince him that 97 percent of scientists are wrong, and that man-made climate change isn't happening after all. Do so successfully -- using the …

5 extreme acts of greed that screw the American people

Most egregious? U.S. wealth grew by $25 trillion in the recovery, but 90 percent of us got absolutely none of it<p>Examples of extreme inequality are becoming easier to find. Americans - especially young Americans - need to know the facts, and they need to know how they're getting cheated, and they …

“I’m gonna need you to come in on Saturday”: How “Office Space” got the modern workplace just right

Cubicles, layoffs, TPS report, flair — “Office Space” bombed at the box office, but endures because it was right<p><i>The office could be any office. Cove fluorescents on a dimmer, modular shelving, the desk practically an abstraction. The whisper of sourceless ventilation. You are a trained observer and</i> …

What every writer needs to succeed

Sure, practice and research are important. But there’s something else that might matter even more: Luck<p>The Internet is filled with writing, and, as an inevitable corollary, it is filled with advice on how to be a successful writer. Poke around and you can get John Green to explain to you that the …

The Next President Won’t Save Us

Two consecutive failed presidents haven’t taught us anything—like David Brooks, we want to ‘strengthen the presidency.’ It’s time we shed our secret …

The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party

Inspired by the values of the old South and fueled by corporate money, the Tea Party scorns compromise and leaves us again a house divided.<p>The …