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Italy’s Killer Boytoys Target Cougars

In a disturbing new phenomenon, young Italian males are trolling websites looking for older Italian women to date—and then to attack.<p>“Antonella” is a …

DINO Hunting: Netroots vs. Steve Israel

In a handful of races, progressives are challenging the D.C. establishment to try to steer the Democratic Party in a new direction.<p>Even before Gary …

How Likely Are Democrats to Lose the Senate?

A few weeks ago, I produced two Senate analyses. One focused on the relationship between the president’s job approval, the fate of Senate Democrats …

Insanely Early 2016 Speculation (Hillary Clinton Edition)

Yes, it is insanely early to be speculating about 2016. This, however, is not going to stop me from doing so. In fact, I am somewhat late to this particular party, since we've all been seeing a spate of stories about Hillary Clinton in the punditocracy for the past month or so. So, yes, this is …

Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Hillary?

It is intriguing to see how scared Republicans are of Hillary Rodham Clinton. They have formed war-rooms before she has even announced. As reported recently by Dan Merica on CNN "In the halls between Republican National Committee meetings, the former secretary of state's name came up in …

Spot A Good Liar In 5 Seconds With This Simple Test

Are you a good liar? Are your (perhaps soon-to-be-former) friends lying to you? Now you can tell with this five-second test from psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of "59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot."

Joe Manchin backs Clinton 2016

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he wants Hillary Clinton to run in 2016.<p>"I don’t know if there’s anyone more qualified. I've seen it all, " Manchin said Wednesday at POLITICO's post State of the Union event at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington.<p>"Experience, basically. It’s hard to replace …

Christie Is an Amateur

RNC moves to condense primaries

The Republican National Committee is taking steps at its winter meeting this week to try condensing the 2016 presidential nominating calendar, with the goal of starting later and ending earlier than in 2012.<p>Chairman Reince Priebus wants the party’s 2016 convention to happen between June 27 and July …

Two Bushes = Two Recessions, Three Wars: Why Jeb Will Never Be President

Now that Chris Christie is generally considered to be toast for the nomination he never would have had anyhow, Jeb Bush is being whispered about as the Republicans' "great white hope."<p>Barbara Bush does not want Jeb Bush to run for president. She is very smart. If Jeb gets into the race, all the …

Christie Hindenburg

Hack List No. 10: Malcolm Gladwell

Our annual list is here! This time, we channeled each hack’s unique voice — and let them “write” their own entries<p>In the summer of 2012, the writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from The New Yorker. Lehrer, an author of books that translated complicated science into simple-to-understand life lessons, had …

Pope and Capitalism

Let Us Pray

Top Republicans Describe Their Ideal President: Me

Wis­con­sin Re­pub­lic­an Gov. Scott Walk­er dis­missed talk of the 2016 White House race as he pro­moted his new book Fri­day—but de­scribed an …

The Man Who Discovered Susana Martinez Could Also Be Her Downfall

SANTA FE, N.M. — Last Oc­to­ber, Har­vey Yates, the former chair­man of New Mex­ico’s Re­pub­lic­an Party, tried to stage an in­ter­ven­tion with …

Bill Maher Puts The Kennedy vs. Reagan Debate To Rest

Bill Maher delivered an impressive comparison of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan on Friday Night's "Real Time," concluding of course that JFK wins the competition, hands down.<p>Maher understands that politics is tribal, and Republicans will never feel the way Democrats do about JFK, but he wants to …

Harvard Asked Its Business School Class of '63 the Secrets to a Fulfilling Life. This is What They Said.

<i>In this fictional letter, every pearl of wisdom in quotations is taken from If I Knew Then...Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School's Class of 1963. The Harvard alum's initials follow the quote.</i><p>Dear grandchild,<p>I hope everything is going well!<p>I love when your mom shows me …

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15 Ways The United States Is The Best (At Being The Worst)

We hear it all the time, from every corner of the political sphere: There's no other country on the planet quite like the United States of America. Such pronouncements are typically of the rah-rah variety, and it's indisputably true that this country is exceptional in a large number of ways.<p>But …

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

Lou Reed, Dead at 71, Was New York's Cranky God of Cool

Lou Reed has died at age 71, and New York will never be the same.<p>I interviewed him once, about the staged version of <i>Berlin</i> that he did with his close friend Julian Schnabel. I’d been warned that Lou was difficult, but he answered all my questions—even when the answer was that he couldn’t tell me …

McDonald’s Drops Heinz After Ketchup Company Hires Ex-Burger King Executive

The sign is officially hanging outside the McDonald’s treehouse club headquarters: “No Burger Kings Allowed.” There will be no more Heinz ketchup at …

Two Scenarios for 2014

I.<p>November 5, 2014 -<p>Congress remained divided as a result of yesterday's election. The Democrats lost three seats in the Senate, but managed to hang onto control by a margin of 52 to 48, counting the two independents who caucus with the Democrats. They picked up eight seats in the House, but not …

Merkel Scolds Obama

'Naked Rowers' Pose For Charity To Help Fight Homophobia

The rowers at Great Britain's University of Warwick are battling homophobia -- by getting naked.<p>Winter is almost here -- but that’s not stopping the …

Celebrity Clerk: Gov. Bobby Jindal -- A Cartoon

In the Waiting Room

Mark Wilson is an ed­it­or­i­al artist and writer from Saranac Lake, New York. He has provided car­toons, il­lus­tra­tions and com­ment­ary for …

What Are the Most Mentioned Brands in Jay Z’s Songs? A Chart

In Lisa Robinson’s November story, “Jay Z Has the Room,” the rapper turned mogul opens up about his long résumé as a “son, brother, husband, father, entrepreneur, mogul, sports agent, rapper, performer, movie producer, author, nightclub owner, Broadway producer, festival organizer, watch designer, …

Paris Journal II: Le Petit Fumeur

Only in Paris can you find Le Petit Fumer, a shop which specializes in "la cigarette electronique." If you fell in love with those classic shots of Camus and Picasso, cigarettes dangling out of their mouths, when you were an impressionable young francophile, but are now trying to kick habit, Le …