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Slate: The Undercover Economist

Long-Lost Friend

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Texas Two-Steps All Over Voting Rights

<p>In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, one of the most important pieces of legislation in U.S. history. It contained key protections for minority voters, especially blacks, who ha...

Obama’s Jewish Problem

<p>Racism, sexism, and discrimination of all kinds are hard to talk about. One reason why we don’t make progress on these issues is that we get locked into roles. Some of us feel mistreated...

All the Wisdom of the Ages

<p>If I were going to encourage you to take any one class simply because it’s good for the freshman soul, I would say this: Take some introductory literature class that forces you to memori...

Speak Up

<p>We speak aloud every day—some of us more than others. We chat with friends, force small talk with strangers, or yell at our kids. For the most part, we’re pretty good at verbal communi...


<p>The summer after my senior year of high school, I took an EMT class. I thought I might become a doctor, and training to be an emergency medical technician seemed like the best way to ease ...

The United Slang of America

<p>Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of un...

Bobcat Goldthwait Stands Up for a Fellow Comic

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Why Democrats Have the Right to Be Angry With Clinton

<p>Another week brings another chapter in the endless scandal of Hillary Clinton’s email management.</p>

The Republican Rift That Matters Most

<p>Donald Trump has some company atop the field in Iowa, per the latest polls of the first caucus state. It is neither Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who lorded over the Iowa caucus polls for m...