Kara Smotherman

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The Senate is so crazily designed it would be literally illegal for a US state to copy it

One of the more curious aspects of American democracy is that it is <i>literally unconstitutional</i> for states to adopt the same system of government as the nation as a whole. In the case of <i>Reynolds v. Sims</i> in 1964, the Supreme Court ruled that all state legislature districts have to have roughly equal …

This ad for a small pet treats brand may have just won Christmas

It may not even be mid-November yet, but holiday ad season is well underway.<p>And this gem from Mars pet treats brand Temptations may have just won the Christmas ad battle.<p>Created by UK ad agency Adam&EveDDB (the agency behind the John Lewis Christmas ad, the Harvey Nichols Christmas ad, and the …

The year of GamerGate: The worst of gaming culture gets a movement

2014 was the year I had to reach out to local law enforcement to explain that a group had threatened to "SWAT" me, an act that consists of sending a false report to the police in the hopes that a SWAT team is sent to a specific address. This led to a conversation with my children about what to do …

Correction: Wal-Mart Shooting-Idaho story

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story Dec. 31 about a fatal shooting at an Idaho Wal-Mart, The Associated Press erroneously reported the victim's name in …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

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