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Mann and Ornstein: “Brighter future for politics and policy requires a different Republican Party”

The Republicans have become a party beholden to zealots — with little respect for science, facts or compromise<p>From the perspective of November 7, the day after the election, change looked promising. Barack Obama won a second term with a clear majority and, in the process, became the first president …

The Presidents' Gatekeepers: Review of a New Film about the Chiefs of Staff

A new documentary goes inside the second-toughest job in Washington: White House chief of staff.<p>You’d think with a four-hour documentary, there …

More Is More: Why the Paradox of Choice Might Be a Myth

It's widely assumed that overwhelming people with options -- whether in TVs or delicious jams -- can make them less likely to make a decision. But maybe that's wrong.<p>It could be one of the most memorable economic studies of the last half century.<p>Researchers presented an array of tasty jams and …

Diagramming Obama’s Sentences

I have never diagrammed a sentence in my life. I was never taught this in school. People often ask me how I gained my knowledge of grammar, and the …

Coffee vs. beer: which drink makes you more creative?

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few …

How A War Hero Became A Serial Bank Robber

Army medic Nicholas Walker returned home from Iraq after 250 combat missions, traumatized and broken. His friends and family couldn’t help him. Therapy couldn’t help him. Heroin couldn’t help him. Pulling bank heists helped him.<p>Around 11:45 on the morning of Saturday, April 23, 2011, a young man …

The Gay Guide to Wedded Bliss

Research finds that same-sex unions are happier than heterosexual marriages. What can gay and lesbian couples teach straight ones about living in harmony?<p>It is more than a little ironic that gay marriage has emerged as the era’s defining civil-rights struggle even as marriage itself seems more …

The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World

The tech-industry veteran Linda Stone on how to pay attention<p>A longtime tech executive, <i>Linda Stone worked on emerging technologies at Apple and then Microsoft Research in the 1980s and ’90s. Fifteen years ago, she coined the term</i> continuous partial attention <i>to describe the modern predicament of</i> …

Como se siente una mujer

<i>Este artículo es una traducción del portugués del texto 'Como se sinte uma mulher' escrito por la brasilera Claudia Regina para la revista virtual</i> …

TED Talks

Hi, In The Past 2 Years, You Have Allowed Me To Kill 70,000 People

Hello. My name is Bashar al-Assad. I am the president of Syria, and in the last two years, you—the citizens of the world and their governments—have …

North Dakota, socialist haven?

The booming Bank of North Dakota proves the oil-rich state is red in more ways than one<p>North Dakota is the very definition of a red state. It voted 58 percent to 39 percent for Romney over Obama, and its statehouse and senate have a total of 104 Republicans and only 47 Democrats. The Republican …

Silicon Prairie

Contributors get the full film plus director commentary with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian + Reddit general manager Erik Martin + Silicon Prairie …

The lottery of life

Warren Buffett, probably the world’s most successful investor, has said that anything good that happened to him could be traced back to the fact that …

Leonardo Da Vinci