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Conservatives Demand Satisfaction–and It Costs Them Elections

Ted Cruz and the perverse incentives created by the most energized members of the Republican base<p>Explaining how Ted Cruz could win the Republican nomination, Ben Domenech of <i>The Federalist</i> observes that he doesn't just match up with energized conservative voters on policy, "he matches up with their …

Government

How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

J<b>UST BEFORE DAWN</b>, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast …

How to watch Super Bowl 50 for free on almost any device

Will Peyton Manning win his second Super Bowl, or will newcomer Cam Newton capture his first? These questions will be answered on Sunday, February 7, when the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.<p>The game will be broadcast on …

NFL

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Recipes

Free phone service FreedomPop unveils $20 'Unlimited' plan

Free phone service FreedomPop is serving up a $20-a-month all-you-can-eat option.<p>Unveiled on Thursday, the new "Unlimited Everything" plan offers unlimited talk, text, and data for the $20 monthly fee. The only apparent drawback is that once you consume more than 1GB, your data speed drops from 4G …

iPhone 5

India's Golden Chance

In 2006, when she was twenty-​three, Pinki Kumari realized that she was utterly bored with her job preparing accounts in a CPA’s office. A friend had …

India

Ambien, Adderall, and "natural male enhancement": The Longform guide to making, taking, and selling pills.

<i>Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from</i> <i>its archive</i> <i>with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check</i> …

How a rogue p.r. man in Buffalo shook up sports.

<b>By Alan Siegel</b><p>Sheer boredom -- and nothing else -- sparked the prank.<p>It was the spring of 1974, and the National Hockey League was facing a serious …

Why the word 'sustainability' should be banned

While the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) that became all the rage some time ago initially had worthwhile aims, it is now more commonly used by corporations to out-worthy their competitors.<p>Originally CSR encouraged corporations to consider the impact of their business on society, …

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.<p>The cognitive …

TED,Education,Technology,Internet,Psychology,Science,Economics,Business,Mental health,Health,Society,Martin Luther King,World news,Religion,Philosophy,Population,Sex,Life and style,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing<p>From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and …

The Third Man

Novak Djokovic has emerged from the shadow of Federer and Nadal, but can he learn to act like a champion?<p>He is an athlete, a professional tennis player. He is six feet two inches tall. He weighs a hundred and seventy-six pounds. His legs, gummy and striated, bring to mind a pair of Twizzlers. He is …

Eccentric Billionaire Sends Out Sex Tape To Unsuspecting Contact List

According to Page Six, Rahr—who, as you can see, is as orange as Snooki—e-mailed out a sex tape to his list of “powerful New York contacts” in the casual manner with which you might forward a recipe to your mother.<p>The “porn video” features Rah Rah (we feel like we should refer to him by “Rah Rah” …

The Errors of Edward Snowden and His Global Hypocrisy Tour

My tolerance for Edward Snowden has run out.<p>The former contractor with the National Security Agency who divulged classified secrets about domestic surveillance programs has undertaken what can only be depicted as the global hypocrisy tour. A man outraged by American surveillance and who advocates …

The Prospect

Little Montaous Walton,<br>come blow your horn.<br>Another reporter is on the phone,<br>Offering you escape from the scorn.<br>Who is this boy<br>who plays till he weeps?<br>Living his dream,<br>but still fast asleep.<br>Will you wake him?<br>Oh no, not I,<br>for if I do,<br>he will laugh and then cry.<p>Montaous Walton, now 29 years old, says …

Scrubbed

On November 29, 2010, federal agents in San Francisco arrested a 33-year-old New Yorker named Samuel Phineas Upham, setting in motion the chain of …

Missing Michael Hastings

One of the great reporters of his generation died Tuesday at 33. The stories he wrote, and the ones he didn't live to write.<p>Michael Hastings was really only interested in writing stories someone didn't want him to write — often his subjects; occasionally his editor. While there is no template for a …

Serena Williams: The Great One

Who is the most dominant figure in sports today? LeBron James? Michael Phelps? Please. Get that weak sauce out of here. It is Serena Williams. She …

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.<p>In the tentative, post-9/11 spring of 2002, I was, at 30, in the midst of …

Big Breaks for Blowjobs: The Dark Underbelly of the Miss USA Pageant

Ashleigh Blake never dreamed of becoming a beauty queen. The 21-year-old amateur model and part-time tutor fantasized about being a movie star or the …

The Lyme Wars

The Lyme-disease infection rate is growing. So is the battle over how to treat it.<p>Kaleigh Ahern was twelve years old when a tick bit her. She noticed it “perched” on her shoulder when she was taking a shower one morning. “I thought it was your average, everyday bug,” Ahern told me recently. But, …

A deadly triangle: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

In a nation whose government has often been run by the military, and whose foreign policy has been seen as carried out by the ISI, General Kayani has …

The Inside Story of Russia's Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt

When U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Sochi, Russia, they were supposed to discuss the civil war in …