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The Myth of the Beyoncé Voter

All the single ladies… aren’t the same.<p>In the controversial <i>Burwell v. Hobby Lobby</i> decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the crafts superstore can't be compelled to offer birth control to its employees under the Affordable Care Act. Ironically, the decision seems to have given birth to a new group …

The 'Facebook Cop' and the Implications of Privatized Policing

Is the law applied evenly when a company foots the bill?<p>When I read, early last week, about the police officer whose salary is currently being paid by Facebook, I was suspicious. The tech company agreed to pay the officer’s salary and benefits, which totaled roughly $200,000, even though she’s …

Long Live the Bee Gees and Weird Al: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days.<p>Let us know what we missed.<p><b>Nadine Gordimer: Evergreen, Ageless, and an Inspiration to All Writers</b><p><b>I'm Sorry for Coining the Phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl"</b><p><b>What Even Our Best Blockbusters Are Getting Wrong About</b> …

From Inside and Outside the Iron Dome, Once Again

"If you continue looking up to the sky, you will not notice that the house is already burning from within." A reader in Jerusalem on the real threat to his country.<p>I have received lots of mail on the technical aspects of the "Iron Dome" system: its origin, performance, strengths, and potential …

How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights

The Supreme Court decision set off a debate between religious liberty and sexual-orientation nondiscrimination that advocates fear could undo years of progress.<p>In the <i>Hobby Lobby</i> decision handed down last month, the Supreme Court was asked to strike a balance between women’s rights and religious …