Melissa Potts

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SEE: The 'New Yorker' Cover That Has People Talking

Bert and Ernie — yes, <i>Sesame Street</i>'s Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.<p>This time, for its July 8 and 15 issue, <i>The New Yorker</i> decided to use an illustration of Bert and Ernie for their coverage of the Supreme Court's decisions on two landmark gay marriage cases. The …

That 200-year-old French exam everyone says is obsolete? It looks a lot like the SAT

The waiting game is on in France. More than 600,000 people in France have just wrapped up the test needed to secure a high-school diploma, the <i>baccalauréat</i> (better known as <i>le bac</i>) and results should be out next week. Today’s New York Times reports on general disillusionment with the exam, saying it …

Education

Gun Group Aims To Stop Immigration Bill

What does an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws have to do with the Second Amendment right to own guns?<p>If you're the Gun Owners of America, everything.<p>The GOA, a smaller cousin of the National Rifle Association that often takes an even more aggressive approach, is branding the just-passed …

I was raised like Paula Deen

<b>Paula Dean (AP/Peter Kramer)</b><p>Racism was so ingrained in my Southern family, they never even realized they were racist. Now we no longer speak<p>Dustin Rowles<p>June 29, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pajiba.<p>Paula Deen is a racist, and like a lot of racists in the South, she honestly …

Senate Student Loan Proposals Fail To Advance As Rate Surge Looms

Some 7 million college students will see their borrowing costs double next week after Republicans and Democrats paid little attention to the issue for 11 months, then spent the past month vainly squabbling over a solution.<p>Senate Democrats on Thursday rallied against a potential bipartisan …