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You Killed My Son…And I Forgive You

For 10 years now StoryCorps has captured real Americans talking about love and loss, pain and triumph. In honor of their anniversary, we publish this …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

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Dirty Debt, Done Dirt Cheap

They may have screwed up the shutdown, but Republicans are right to insist that any increased borrowing today should require spending less in the …

Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Political Parties

When it comes to major policy battles, since 2009 the GOP is 0-3. David Frum on what it’s doing wrong.<p>Republicans have lost three major fights since …

Thomas Jefferson’s Quran: How Islam Shaped the Founders

A new book argues that to understand the debate over church and state, we need to look to the Founders' views on Islam, writes R.B. Bernstein.<p>One of …

Time for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Step Aside to Save Her Legacy

In a blunt interview, Ginsburg admitted past mistakes and said she was staying on the Supreme Court. But if she really cared about her legacy, she …

How Biden’s Win on Afghanistan Policy Has Shaped Obama’s Arab Approach

Peter Beinart on how the vice president’s Afghanistan formula has shaped Obama policy in the Arab world.<p>In retrospect, most of what Barack Obama has …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

Conservative Myra Adams lists the many reasons Hillary will win the White House in 2016.<p>By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a …

Obama Administration Skips First Senate Hearing on Gitmo in Five Years

No Obama aide testified at the first such Senate hearing in five years. Daniel Klaidman on Obama’s plan.<p>There was no shortage of outrage at …

One’s a Weiner, the Other a Hero: Why Bill and Hillary Have Nothing in Common With Anthony and Huma

The comparisons between Weiner and Clinton are absurd. One’s a loser, the other a great historical figure. And don’t get me started on Huma. By …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

World's First 3-D Printed Battery Is The Size Of A Grain Of Sand

A team of scientists have used a custom-made 3-D printer to create high-power microbatteries.<p>Scientists at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have 3-D printed lithium-ion batteries as small as a grain of sand. The batteries could be used to power …

John McCain’s Middle East War Drumbeat: Iraq, Libya, and Now Syria

Despite the real and growing threat posed by China, all eyes seem stuck on Syria instead, writes Lloyd Green.<p>This week, the distance between Barack …