Deb Henshaw Lawrence

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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

Pope Francis Sneaks Out Of The Vatican At Night To Serve The Homeless

The leader of the Catholic Church has been quietly sneaking out of the Vatican at night to minister to homeless residents, according to a new …

American Dreams, 2003: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

One of the most intriguing and provocative novels about slavery came out ten years ago. Nathaniel Rich on how it was misunderstood on publication but …

No DNA Testing For You, Thanks to the FDA

Personal genetic tests are safe, innovative, and the future of medicine. So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down an …

Is Forced Religious Belief Coming to an Employer Near You?

Do corporations have religious beliefs? According to an arts and crafts chain, they do, and if the Supreme Court agrees, it could have huge …

The GOP’s Hunger Games: More Food Stamp Cuts for the Holidays?

With needy families already feeling the sting of cuts to food stamps, outrage is growing over a Republican push to slash even more from the program, …

A Young Chef Travels to Calabria, Italy, and Learns the Old Ways of Cooking

Just after graduating from culinary school, an Australian chef has a food epiphany when he backpacks through a part of Italy that still lives—and …

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When Republicans Call Obama Marxist They are Condemning the Pope, Thomas Jefferson, and Jesus

False doctrine, or heresy, is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, and is distinct from both apostasy, which …