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Does Going to a Selective College Matter?

For many majors, not so much.<p>It’s a familiar scene, a high-school student anxiously opening an email or letter that hopefully contains good news: admission to his or her college of choice. The ritual has become a recognizable part of American culture, one that plays out in movies and …

College & University

ISIS’s online radicalization efforts present an unprecedented danger.

It has become increasingly clear that terrorist groups such as ISIS can extend their reach to American territory via the Internet. Using their own …

George Washington

The truth about the white working class: Why it’s really allergic to voting for Democrats

There are many theories, but a look at polling data gives us a clear picture of a demographic in decline<p>What’s up with working-class whites? It’s a question that’s been asked for decades, and has been raised again recently in the discussion surrounding an Alec MacGillis piece examining Matt Bevin’s …

GOP in panic over Trump

The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo off to fast start as Trump's top diplomat Trump …

The Refugee Issue Is a Religious Liberty Issue

Late last week, nonprofit and charitable organizations around Texas received a troubling letter from the executive commissioner of the Texas Health …

Precinct analysis: Age ranges

Let us one more time ask the question: Just how old were the voters in our 2015 election?<p>The short answer is “not as old as we’ve seen in previous …

41 years. $3 billion. Inside the Clinton donor network.

Gorman sorted the motley collection into 50 manila envelopes — one for each state other than Arkansas, as well as Puerto Rico — and began appealing to skeptical party financiers to back the little-known governor in his bid for the White House.<p>From those humble origins, the Clintons constructed an …

Super PAC money: How political groups are spending to influence the 2016 presidential election, visualized.

Interactive by Chris Kirk. Sources: Federal Election Commission, Real Clear Politics. Data last updated on Feb. 1, 2016.<p>To see the full interactive, …

Government

Natapoff on innocence and the misdemeanor plea mill

Alexandra Natapoff this week presented a particularly sagacious version of innocence advocacy in the Washington Post (Nov. 11), titled, "The cost of …

The Federal Reserve Bank, Explained

The Federal Reserve has been the GOP’s punching bag lately.<p>During their debate this week, Republican presidential candidates alternately blamed the …

Ted Cruz is being trampled on immigration reform.

In Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, Sen. Ted Cruz chastised liberals and the media for imputing bigotry to critics of illegal immigration. …

Republicans

The Blue Dogs’ pitiful last whimper

It was a pitiful whimper from the last of a breed.<p>During last week’s House speaker election, almost all Republicans were voting for Paul Ryan and virtually all Democrats for Nancy Pelosi. Then the clerk called on Jim Cooper, a moderate Democrat from Tennessee.<p>“Colin Powell,” he declared.<p>A moment …

HERO’s Defeat Could Be Bad News For Big Business

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance’s failure wasn’t really a surprise, even with October polls showing that it was favored by a plurality of …

The Ancient Greeks Sacrificed Ugly People

An 1864 painting of the Acropolis in Athens, where the <i>pharmakos</i> ritual became an annual event. (Photo: Public domain/WikiCommons)<p>Is the tradition of …

A GOP congressman wants to pre-impeach Hillary Clinton. He should do some research first.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has probably set a new record in the unending impeach-a-president-I-don't-like competition. The previous record we've given to radio host Michael Savage, who called for Obama's impeachment in March of 2009 -- two months into the Obama administration.<p>Brooks's proposal? That, …

No, Americans have not become more ideologically polarized

The polarization of Democrats and Republicans in Congress is so well-known that it seems natural to conclude that the American public is polarizing, too. A recent Pew Research Center report generated headlines such as “Polarization is dividing American society, not just politics.” Ezra Klein called …

Voters Guide Launch

How to Hook Up in Public

Where you can (and where you really shouldn’t) get handsy.<p>In an urban environment, PDA is a fact of life. We meet for coffee and a quick smooch; we find ourselves canoodling over drinks in a dark corner booth; and we even sometimes have to leave the house in order to get away from prying …

A guide to understanding 2016 Texas campaign finance rules

Campaign finance was never exactly intuitive, and post-Citizens United, it gets even less so.<p>What can churches do? What can corporations do? And …

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rule 34

there is porn of everything somewhere.<p>Bob: is there bird porn?<br>Steve: Apply rule 34<br>Bob: O GAWD<p>by ducky1998 May 09, 2012<p>Generally accepted internet …

New Order - Regret [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

As Trump Surges, GOP Tanks in Public Opinion

There’s no way to draw a straight line between the rise of Donald Trump and the fact that a Pew Research Center poll found that public opinion of the …

President Arthur proclaims power to impose quarantine on immigrants - Jul 19, 1884

On this day in 1884, President Chester Arthur issues a proclamation that grants him and the federal government the power to quarantine persons …

2016 Voters, by the Numbers

Part of what makes the 2016 pres­id­en­tial race so much fun is that two very as­tute ob­serv­ers look­ing at it through two dif­fer­ent lenses can …

Government